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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5 thoughts on “Feeling Sentimental

  1. A lovely tribute to Phyllis. I realize I’m a day late…life and stuff in the way, but I’m glad you posted this. I was able to find some audio of the song you chose, but I don’t know if you’ll be able to open it…but I’ll post it here anyway:

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    1. Hey T, good to see you. Yes, life has to be lived so no apologies necessary. Thank you for your compliment. Just feel an inexplicable connection to that lady, someone I would have liked to meet or be friends with. Do you have any special musician that you idolise? Sadly I couldn’t open the link. I do have the whole CD “Forever you” but just couldn’t find a You Tube version since the song is sung in such a heartfelt way and I’ve shed some tears with it. Anyway, I still had fun putting it up:-)

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      1. I was afraid you might have trouble with the link 😦 but I was hoping…anyway…to answer your question, growing up the answer would have been Earth, Wind & Fire. Now that I’ve gotten older, I like so many musicians and singers, I’d be hard pressed to pick just one.

        Your post had me scouring YouTube for other Phyllis songs that I love, and I just finished playing a couple of those. She is truly, truly missed, but thankfully her songs live on.

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        1. That is so sweet of you. If you think about it much of this good music is over 30 years old and still “never as good as the first time” to use Sade’s words. I don’t see my daughters getting loyal with the music they listen too as much as I did. But hey we all have to keep up with the times and that’s okay with me:-)

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