Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Song for You by Donny Hathaway

I'm working on an Examiner piece on a book about Donny Hathaway, and so, I decided to post the lyrics and the song, "A Song for You." The African-American Books Examiner piece on Ed Pavlic's poetry book and Donny Hathaway is now posted online here.



A Song for You
Lyrics by Donny Hathaway

I've been so many places

In my life and time

I've sung a lot of songs

I've made some bad rhymes

I've acted out my life in stages

With 10,000 people watching


But we're alone now

And I'm singing this song to you


I know your image of me

Is what I hoped to be

I treated you unkindly

But darling, can't you see?

There's no one more important to me

Baby, can't you see through me?


'Cause we're alone now

And I'm singing this song to you


You taught me precious secrets

Of a true love with holding nothing

You came out in front when I was hiding

Now I'm so much better

And if my words don't come together

Listen to the melody

'Cuz my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place

Where there's no space or time

I love you for my life

You' re a friend of mine

And when my life is over

Remember when we were together


We were alone

And I was singing this song to you


love you in a place

Where there's no space or time

I love you for my life

You' re a friend of mine

And when my life is over

Remember when we were together


We were alone

And I was singing this song to you

We were alone

And I was singing this song to you

We were alone

And I was singing this song

Singing this song to you


(c) Copyright Donny Hathaway

2 comments:

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Nordette,

That's just a great song. I remember hearing Donny Hathaway at a concert at my college and recognizing how musically gifted he was. Although his life was cut short, his music continues to live on.

Thanks for a wonderful reminder.

U

Marvalus said...

This song almost brings me to tears (and sometimes does) everytime I hear it.

Just beautiful...