Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 A-Z April Challenge - O Is For Only You



Today's letter is O and since I am a huge fan of Doo Wop I thought I would share one of my favorite songs from the early 1950's by The Platters.  "Only You (And You Alone)" (often shortened to "Only You") is a pop song composed by Buck Ram.   It was recorded most successfully by The Platters, with lead vocals by Tony Williams, in 1955.  I remember watching my parents dance to this song in our living room.  My mom would be wearing her taffeta dress with the full circle skirt and my dad would have on dress pants, a white shirt with the sleeves rolled to 3/4 length, and a tie.  My parents were a beautiful couple. (They are the ones on the right..my Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty are on the left.) 
I loved to watch my mom croon the song in my dad's ear while they danced to the music....right there in our living room.  I guess why this song has always been so special.  Nobody can do this song like The Fabulous Platters and even today when I hear this song it makes me smile.  It is one of those song you just want to dim the lights, grab a partner, and slow dance to.  When I hear it I close my eyes and I can still see them smiling and dancing with each other....because with them they had something very rare....it truly was......

Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

(One and only you)

1 comment:

4wallsnaroof said...

What a wonderful post. How special to have such great childhood memories. Music is always a very powerful connection to the past.