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Song Lyric Sunday – Sweet Love

This week Jim Adams, our host of Song Lyric Sunday, has handed the prompt reins to fellow blogger Angie from the blog King Ben’s Grandma, She has given us “Sweet, Honey, Sugar, Candy and Chocolate”, Plenty of songs out there to fit today’s theme. I have picked Sweet Love by Anita Baker. A personal favorite from the 80s.

The Song

Sweet Love” is a song by American R&B singer and songwriter Anita Baker from her second studio album, Rapture (1986). It was written by Anita Baker, Louis A. Johnson, and Gary Bias, and produced by Michael J. Powell. It was released in July 1986, as the album’s first single.

The song was Baker’s first big hit single, peaking at number two on the US Billboard R&B chart, number three on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1986. In the UK, it reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 21 on Canada’s Top Singles chart.

“Sweet Love” won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards (1987).

Daryl Easlea of the BBC said that Baker’s voice “rings like a bell”, and that “Sweet Love” is one of the three most memorable tracks on Rapture. He felt that the lyrics might have sounded trite if sung by a different artist, but that Baker imbued them with “so much passion and wonderment” that they sound like “old love sonnets” brought back to life.

Baker won two Grammys at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards (1987). “Sweet Love” was selected as Best R&B Song, earning her (along with Gary Bias and Louis Johnson) a songwriting award. Also, the album containing this song, Rapture, won in the category Best Female R&B Vocal performance.

Courtesy of Wiki

The Lyrics

With all my heart, I love you, baby
Stay with me and you will see
My arms will hold you, baby
Never leave, 'cause I believe I'm in love

Sweet love
Hear me callin' out your name
I feel no shame
I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away
It'll always be this way

Your heart has called me closer to you
I will be all that you need
Just trust
In what we're feeling
Never leave, 'cause baby, I believe
In this love

Sweet love
Hear me callin' out your name
I feel no shame
I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away
It'll always be this way

There's no stronger love in this world (no stronger love)
Oh, baby, no
You're my man, I'm your girl
I'll never go, wait and see, can't be wrong
Don't you know this is where you belong?

How sweet this dream, how lovely, baby
Stay right here, never fear
I will be all that you need
Never leave, 'cause baby, I believe
In this love

Sweet love
Hear me callin' out your name
I feel no shame
I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away
It'll always be this way

oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Sweet love) oh-ooh
So sweet
So sweet
So sweet oh, oh, love
(Sweet love) yeah, oh love
Oh baby no, sweeter love
(Sweet love) oh sweeter love
Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no no, no
(Sweet love) don't nobody know
Don't nobody know how sweet it is
(Sweet love) how sweet it is
Love me sweetly, baby
Just leave me sweetly, baby
(Sweet love)
Don't nobody know
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Anita Baker / Gary Bias / Louis A. Johnson
Sweet Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Hard Work

Hard Work

It stings, cuts, snipes and slashes
Pounds the brain
Twisting stomachs
In an intricate macramé of knotted concern
Takes breath from bodies
Blinds eyes
Bruises souls
It expands the heart
And it also breaks it

Love

The most arduous, gut-wrenching
Piece of work

Ever!


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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse tonight. Today is
Labor Day in the US and she has promoted us with the word ‘Work’

Wrap Me In Love – A Quadrille – Poem of the Month – July 2022

Wrap Me In Love

Wrap me gently in your arms 
Care that my sadness brings tears
Softly murmur words of comfort 
To soothe my heart’s greatest fears

Play soft music to still my mind
Calming body and soul
Bring me tea of peppermint
This day’s taken its toll


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with the word ”Wrap”
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.


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Spellbound – A Quadrille

Spellbound

The door slightly ajar, welcoming
Gentle sounds of jazz played
Fragrant roses in a vase
greeted her on entering
He stood in the kitchen, smiling
A martini in his outstretched hand
Behind him a table set for dinner
Yes, she was under his spell


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Sanaa from A Dash of Sunny is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse tonight
and has prompted us with the word ’Spell’

a quadrille is a poem if exactly 44 words excluding the title

Me versus You

Me versus You

Love is a thing of beauty
Given unconditionally 
with the hope it be treasured 

   Love is not a weapon
   kept in an arsenal
   and brought out in time of war 


Words are shared delicately
In kindness and in the hope
of reciprocity

   Words spoken from a heart
   may not be thrown back
   in anger


Promises are the view into a future
Shared with another in a
commitment of love

   Promises made are to be kept
   and cannot be taken back
   in spite


My white is your black
The chasm between us filled grey 
where we are stuck in muddied indifference

   You are beyond my outstretched hand
   Pretending you don’t see me
   My end is your beginning



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Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions

The past only an arm’s length away 
A glimmer of what once was
still shines briefly in the darkness
where you now reside 

Savagely robbed of love far too soon
A life taken.  Snuffed out like a candle
Leaving your body paralyzed, unable to move
As if limbs had been amputated

How can a heart still beat when broken?
Thrown so cruelly into
the dark corners of the mind
where questions will go unanswered


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