Lyrically- The glory of love

Have you ever had a friend or family member who’s been in love and you weren’t in like or anything close? Why is it that once a person falls in love, they won’t rest until the whole world and it’s sister is in love too. They can’t imagine that you can truly be happy alone and on your own.

   They’d try to convince you that the life of a single person is “fake” and not real- the gall of them! Anyway because you love them, you can’t give them the kind of dirty slaps that would bring their brains back to the default settings. You can only smile at them and imagine how you’d annoy someone else when you fall in love, it will be your only consolation.

So yesterday Hero was telling me how my lone ranger/ free agent life wasn’t the “best for me” and I should let someone “love me”. That was the general idea. Well, Hero is my favourite friend so I won’t be giving my treasured friend any brain resetting slaps anytime soon.

This morning while my parents and I were getting ready for the day, my dad started singing let it be me – the Skeeter Davis version. My mother and I joined in and we had great fun trying to remember the lyrics. I went to YouTube and watched the video of the song, as I watched the video another song played in my head. It was a love song from a cassette my father had, I couldn’t remember the title or the lyrics of the song but I knew it was in the soft rock genre and I loved rhythm of the song, and l remembered that I loved the voice of the singer.

While I was washing a pot after breakfast, a part of the song flashed in my head- “I’ll be your hero, we’ll be together”. I went to my best-friend Ms Google and the first result was- Peter Cetera; the glory of love. Once I saw the title I knew I had the right song because I instantly remembered that the song was about the glory of love.

“Glory Of Love”

Tonight it’s very clear
‘Cause we’re both lying here
There’s so many things I wanna say
I will always love you
I would never leave you alone

Sometimes I just forget
Say things I might regret
It breaks my heart to see you crying
I don’t wanna lose you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of
We’ll live forever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love

You keep me standing tall
You help me through it all
I’m always strong when you’re beside me
I have always needed you
I could never make it alone

I am the man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero
You’ve been dreaming of
We’ll live forever
Knowing together that we did it all
For the glory of love

It’s like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago
Just in time I will save the day
Take you to my castle far away

I am the man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero that your dreaming of
We’re gonna live for ever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love

We’ll live forever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love
We did it all for love

I’ve been listening to the song all morning and I realised that if this song had been part of my subconscious then it partly explained why I had a problem with romantic attachments. How could a Nigerian young man provide the drama I expected love to be, when the average Nigerian is more interested in their daily bread and not an epic romance.

Do I need a shift in my orientation and settle or do I wait for my Knight in shining armour? He might just be around the corner you know 😉

I hope your weekend is going well, I’m sitting in front of my laptop and I won’t stand up until I’ve written at least four stories. Unfortunately; Inspiration is playing hide and seek with me, I’ll keep searching for the little bugger, hopefully I’ll find him soon.

Sayonara.

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7 Comments

  1. Ha ha Adaeze, I think you need a little shift in orientation. Yes, Nigerian young men are capable of “epic” love. What else would I have said, right? Well, of course, sometimes the hustle for what the mouth will chew on gets in the way.

    It doesn’t mean it is peculiar to Nigerians. I’m trying to remember a song by Dolly Parton where she complained of the dollar sign keeping them apart. So you see, it’s everywhere. We dey try, forget.

    Very nice writing, well done.

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  2. Wait for your Knight and he might never appear…only God knows if he even exists. Deciding to love is a gamble (worth making). I can bet there are many Nigerian men out there who are up to your romance expectations, some will even surpass it; you will not know if your pessimism persists.
    Will like to read your personal love stories told by you and u.

    Nice piece.

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    1. Ugo, I’m pretty sure you’re right about Nigerian men who would meet my expectations. I’ll keep my eyes open and if I don’t find then I’m sure I’ll find an Australian I can love 😉
      As for personal love stories… my love life has been extremely boring.
      Thanks for stopping by Ugo

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  3. Hey Adaeze, I think your choice of caution is a nice one. I am of the opinion that it takes a well-enjoyed single life to have a wonderful marriage. I think there’s a huge problem with changing mates like one is changing socks. Your Knight will surely come and you’d be happy you waited for him.

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