Tender Heart.

A skit by That Warri Girl on Instagram reminded me of two people I once knew, well it was the song on the skit that took me down memory lane. It was Tender Heart by Lionel Richie.

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The Nightshift

I was trying to rush down my breakfast because I nearly late for work, when my brother came to stand beside me with a song I couldn’t make out, playing on his phone.

“Do you know I’m listening to the original version of Easy,” he said. “Lionel Richie wasn’t the original singer.” Continue reading →

Month O’ love : Nothing else matters

How can I compile a series of love songs without an entry from my first love? Kor possible (not possible). I’ve loved Lionel Richie even before I was born (true story) and I was singing along to his songs as soon as I could talk, (I wish my parents had exposed my prodigious gift, I’d have been a famous millionaire by now).

I could probably do this series with Lionel Richie’s songs alone! Truly, Stuck on you, My destiny, Ballerina girl, Deep river woman, I call it love, Three times a lady, You are, Angel, What you are, It may be the water… need I go on? Today’s song isn’t one of his popular hits but it’s one of my favourite LR songs. Nothing else matters was released in 1996 as part of the louder than words album.

Any time I listen to this song I picture a wedding, sometimes mine, sometimes someone else’s but the vision of a wedding never changes. It’s a slow song that’s perfect for the couple’s first dance. Funny thing is some of the weddings I’ve attended recently have made me wonder if romance is dead in Nigeria, have you seen couples dancing at their weddings? Man! They simply replicate club moves. I know the energetic dance steps ginger people into spraying more money but there’s a place for romantic, slow songs… it’s your wedding for Pete’s sake and not an extension of Rumours nightclub. You can at least have one slow song and just hold each other and sway… At last by Etta James would be perfect? Err maybe another song.

Anyway here’s today’s song… it’s superb trust me. You’d love it when you listen to it.

“Nothing Else Matters”
Do I love you?
Let me tell ya,
My mona lisa with a smile,
Knowing all that we’ve been through,
Together,
We’ve lasted for a while.
Hasn’t it been so easy?
But life can be that way,
You made all the mountains,
Seem so small.

’cause when there’s love,
True love,
Nothing else matters,
At all.

Those precious moments,
Are filled with so much tears and laughter;
Funny how the time does fly.
Was it all a plan,
Or some passing chances?
I won’t ask the reason why.
If I say I love you,
Let me tell you like it is,
Love you till the stars stars,
All start to fall.

’cause when there’s love,
True love,
Nothing else matters,
At all.

When I say I love you,
Let me tell you like it is,
Love you till the stars,
All start to fall.

Yes when there is love,
True love.

Yes when there is love,
True love.

Yes when there is love, true love;

Nothing else matters,
Nothing else matters,
Nothing else matters,
At all……

Yep! When there’s love, nothing else matters. Not money, not children, not ex-girlfriends, not sisters-in-law, not mothers-in-law… ok lemme run away before they break my head.