I Wish You Love

A friend once complained about how most love songs are sad ones. My response is that song writers are more emotionally charged when they are heart broken, and when they are happy, they are probably out enjoying it. Same thing for the song listeners.

"I wish you love" is one of my favorite love songs, written initially in French and first recorded in 1957. Many years ago I discovered it at the end of a movie when I was deeply amazed by the simple melody and the lyrics. Some years later, a good friend introduced me to Rachael Yamagata when I found the best voice (yet) to deliver this understanding, caring, and aching heart.

Visit the wiki page about this song for more info.

Rachael Yamagata's wiki page says that Rachael is a child of divorced parents, growing up between her Japanese father - an attorney in D.C., and her Italian-German mother - an artist/painter in New York. The texture of her voice somehow shows how complex she might be.

"I Wish You Love" -- Lyrics

I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss, but more than this
I wish you love

And in July a lemonade
To cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health
And more than wealth
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be
So with my best
My very best
I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love

Have a happy Valentine's Day this Sunday!

Don't forget to say "I love you" if you can, or say "I wish you love" at the very least.


Yu-kai Chou said...

Cool blog! :D

Although yo'd probably be better off if you used wordpress for it :)

How's it going Wonderland Alice? :)

Wonderland Alice said...

Thank you Yu-Kai! It means a lot that a professional blog expert likes to visit here.

Yes, I also learned too late that wordpress might be better.

Wonderland Alice is doing fine these days. See you soon in SF!