Feeling Sentimental

For those who follow my passion for music, you’ll know that I am a diehard fan of Phyllis Hyman who sadly passed on in 1996. I think she was a beautiful woman -often described as statuesque. She has that smoky voice that I love in what I refer to as the Women of Soul. Sadly, as beautiful and talented as she was, she wasn’t successful in love or fame. When I finally found someone who really understood why Phyllis was so special and we could listen to her music together, I felt like I had found one of my soulmates.

Her Biography called “Strength of a Woman” tells a a sad story of a woman who was probably born out of her season and went through many of the challenges that creative people endure. Like many talented artists, their value is often only appreciated after they have left us. I’m lucky to have laid my hands on the book autographed by the author. She was at her peak in the eighties and I think I only discovered her in her later years. I have it on my bucket list to one day visit her city – Philadelphia.

One of her songs which still holds bittersweet memories for me is her song: Funny how love goes. I could not find the complete song on You Tube but it is the third song in this medley of her love songs. I’ve also included the lyrics of this song which she sang with Damon.

[Phyllis]
Funny how love goes
I wish I had never met you
[Damon]
I wish I had never seen your face
[Phyllis]
Cause now I can’t forget you
[Damon]
The memory of you is too much for me to take
[Phyllis]
There was a time when you were mine
I couldnt wait to see you, hold you in my arms
[Damon]
Oh how I would yearn
And my heart would burn with love for you, you
[Phyllis]
You and me we got along so good
I thought our love would last forever
[Damon]
Suddenly things changed
Now the mere mention of your name
[Phyllis]
Makes me sad and blue
Oh Im missing you
[Phyllis]
Funny how love goes
I wish I had never met you
[Damon]
I wish you had never come into my life
[Phyllis]
If I could just forget you
I know that everything would be alright
Everything would be alright
Late at night when Im fast asleep
I can hear you calling out my name
[Damon]
When will it end
[Phyllis]
There’s no need to pretend
I still love you the same,
Ooh yes I do
[Damon]
If I could just put my pride aside
Id come running back to you
[Phyllis]
But I know it wouldn’t do any good
Because I did the best I could
It would be the same thing again
Oh, oh yeah
[Phyllis]
Funny how love goes
I wish I had never met you
[Damon]
I wish I had never tasted your love
[Phyllis]
Cause now I can’t forget you
The memory of you is too much for me to take
[Phyllis & Damon]
Funny how love goes
[Damon]
Funny how love goes
[Phyllis]
Funny how love goes
[Damon]
Funny how love goes
[Phyllis]
Talking about you baby
[Damon]
I cant, I cant
[Damon]
I can’t baby
Love, love, love, love
Fade

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