She by Charles Aznavour

I was going through a question in Yahoo! Answers earlier on where someone was asking for cute quotes or lyrics from any songs, which she can use as an away message for a guy she likes. While replying to her question, I went through some of my earlier posts and came up with a few love poems and love songs which may be helpful to her. These love poems include:

1. Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda – The first time I came across this poem was in the movie Patch Adam. My favorite lines from the poem are, “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I donÒ€ℒt know any other way of loving.

2. Sonnet XLIII by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight…

3. A Beautiful Poem – “So, if you love me, don’t just sing me a song; teach me to sing, for when I am alone I will need the melody

The love songs include:

1. Love Me by Colin Raye – This is a beautiful love song which tells the love story of a boy’s grandparents. One of my all time favorites.

2. The Way You Look At Me by Christian Bautista – A beautiful song performed by a very talented Filipino Singer, Christian Bautista.

While searching for the videos of the love songs, I came across another one of my favorite. The first time I heard of She, by Elvis Costello, it was from the movie Notting Hill. I fell in love with the song instantly. This is one of the songs which I would personally choose as a wedding song. According to Wikipedia, “She” is the title of a song written, recorded and released by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer and it reached number 1 in the UK single charts in 1974, but was not successful in the USA or France. The song was even recorded in several different languages aside from English, namely French and Italian, as well as Spanish and German.

She by Elvis Costello

May be the face I can’t forget
The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
May be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

May be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven or a hell
She may be the mirror of my dreams
The smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

Who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one’s allowed to see them when they cry
May be the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I’ll remember till the day I die

May be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I’m alive
The one I’ll care for through the rough in ready years
I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I’ve got to be
The meaning of my life is

She, oh she

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12 thoughts on “She by Charles Aznavour

  1. Angie Atkinson

    “She” is a beautiful song! (And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Notting Hill!!) Nice blog you’ve got here. I found you through Blog Catalog and thought I’d say hi! Adding you to my blog roll!

  2. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Tammy, nothing to do with PMS. πŸ˜‰

    Sometimes, it just happened. A week ago, while I was having my breakfast, the radio was playing a song from a touching movie which I watched previously and when I was listening to it, the varies scenes in the movie flashed in my mind and I just felt a lump in my throat.

  3. A Grateful Heart

    oh wow! that’s one of my favorite plus the melody is so classic and never really fades… that line from Patch Adams is so vivid and very profound:) Did you know that “How Do I Love Thee?” was my masterpiece when I won the contest in high school? hahaha! oh, how could I forgot those days, lol! great post, bk:) thanks for sharing! enjoy your week!

    A Grateful Hearts last blog post..Revolutionary Stem Cell Technology of C’Elle

  4. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Shawie, yes I agree with you that the melody is so classic. One scene from Patch Adams that is engraved deeply in my mind is the one when he was reciting the rest of the poem to the girl at her grave, if I remember correctly. πŸ™‚

  5. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Your Fun Family, I like Jazz too, especially after a hard day of work. When I was in Philippines back in 2005, I would sometimes go to a Jazz bar where they had a live band playing and I just relax myself with a few bottles of beer; not to worry, no drunk driving for me – I just walked home most time. πŸ™‚

    Speedy recovery to your husband and the couple!