Sunday, 6 June 2010

How Can I Tell You?


A regular visitor to my blog, the lovely Lizzy from the Highlands, told me yesterday that she received some bad news - the passing of a loved one. My thoughts are with her at this very sad time. Listening to the radio this morning there was a song playing that I haven't heard for some time. How Can I Tell You was written by Yusuf Islam and is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. As I listened carefully to the the lyrics not only was I thinking about Lizzy's loss but also my daughter Michaela and how these words will mean so very much to her fourteen months on.


How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
but I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you, but my words
just blow away, just blow away

It always ends up to one thing, honey
and I can't think of right words to say
Wherever I am girl, I'm always walking with you
I'm always walking with you, but I look and you're not there

Whoever I'm with, I'm always, always talking to you
I'm always talking to you, and I'm sad that
you can't hear, sad that you can't hear

It always ends up to one thing, honey,
when I look and you're not there

I need to know you, need to feel my arms around you
feel my arms surround you, like a sea around a shore
and each night and day I pray, in hope
that I might find you, in hope that I might
find you, because heart's can do no more

It always ends up to one thing honey, still I kneel upon the floor
How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
but I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you....

It always ends up to one thing honey
and I can't think of right words to say

4 comments:

miruspeg said...

It is a very beautiful, moving song Mike, most of his songs are.
Often music can express the way we feel much better than we can ourselves.
Yusuf Islam is coming to Australia this month and I am very fortunate to have front row seats on 23rd June to his concert.
Hope Lizzy and Michaela are comforted a little by this song.
Hugs
Peggy xxxx

Gucci Mama said...

Beautiful song. Speaks to me.

Mike Smith said...

Thanks, as always, Peggy. And welcome Gucci Mama!

ER said...

Thank you, my friend.