The Valentines that you will remember years from now will have nothing to do with the gifts you bought or received. You will remember who you were with, and the time you shared together.
Most couples will tell you that their best times came when they had little or nothing. They may remember a love letter they wrote, but probably cannot recall the flowers, jewelry and any other physical gifts. The love letter maybe a lost art in a world of texting, but truth be told, most of us look to our musical hero’s for inspiration – for it is the one art that can really transport us back in time. Today’s hero’s are more likely to be played on YouTube than heard on the radio – so we put together a Valentines Mashup Card with a few Love songs that we feel have well stood the test of time.
First up, Bruce Springsteen’s powerful “If I Should Fall Behind” is not so much a classic declaration of love, as it is a song that speaks to our sense of caring for our true-love, in spite of our own human frailties.
“We said we’d walk together, baby come what may,
and in the twilight, should we lose our way,
If as we’re walking, a hand should slip free,
I’ll wait for you, If I should fall behind, wait for me.”
Second, and humor me here, but the poet “Leonard Cohen” was on to something with his “Chelsea Hotel” and this 1988 live reference to Janis Joplin. In this clip he uses the variation “younger men.”
“She said she preferred handsome men, but for me she would make an exception.”
Finally, a little John Hiatt with “Have a Little Faith in Me” from his breakthrough album “Bring The Family.”
“When the road gets dark, And you can no longer see, Just let my love throw a spark, And have a little faith in me.”
We wish you all a Happy Valentines, and wish you luck in finding your very own someone to love.