Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For A Prisoner of Love

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store AND it’s on Amazon
Ever since February 1st 2016, in honor of Valentine’s Day prep, I have been sharing the stories (here and on Blogger as well as Fb) of an array of whimsical characters who have come to visit me during this time period. Since today is already February 10th and Valentine’s Day is only four days away, they will be leaving soon, and in anticipation of this, one of my whimsical characters has confided in me that he is a prisoner of love, and cannot seem to get the key to his girl’s heart. This character has apparently heard #Delilah on the radio as he knows she plays songs to help her callers to cope with their (mostly) love life situations. Because he could not get through her busy phone lines, he asked ME to play a song to help him understand his situation, and I thought of “Prisoner In Love,” the instrumental version by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster.
Here are the lyrics:
“Alone from night to night you’ll find me
Too weak to break the chains that bind me
I need no shackles to remind me
I’m just a prisoner of love
For one command I stand and wait now
From one who’s master of my fate now
I can’t escape for it’s too late now#Vale
I’m just a prisoner of love
What’s the good of my caring if someone is sharing those arms with me
Although she has another, I can’t have another for I’m not free
She’s in my dreams awake or sleeping
Upon my knees to her I’m creeping
My very life is in her keeping
I’m just a prisoner of love
What’s the good of my caring if someone is sharing those arms with me
Although she has another, I can’t have another for I’m not free
She’s in my dreams awake or sleeping
Upon my knees to her I’m creeping
My very life is in her keeping
I’m just a prisoner of love”
I told my little friend I’m no #Delilah but I do hope this song made him feel less alone!

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