Song Lyric Sunday: 12th July

Jim’s theme for today is Air/Earth/Fire/Water
https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/four-elements/

I’m going with The Hollies and The Air that I breathe, which peaked at Number 2 in the UK charts in 1974.
I was always fascinated how Alan Clarke could sing ‘Breathe’ in one breath in the chorus.
I loved the song, until the boyfriend of the time had an 8 track installed in his car and it cut this track in two! After that, I would always expect it to cut out and it spoilt it for me.
Still a good record though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7duPNQCp-w4

The Air That I Breath
Written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood

Lyrics courtesy genius.com

[Verse 1]
If I could make a wish
I think I’d pass
Can’t think of anythin’ I need
No cigarettes, no sleep, no light, no sound
Nothing to eat, no books to read

[Verse 2]
Making love with you
Has left me peaceful, warm, and tired
What more could I ask
There’s nothing left to be desired
Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak
So sleep, silent angel
Go to sleep

[Chorus]
Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes, to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Verse 3]
Peace came upon me
And it leaves me weak
So sleep, silent angel
Go to sleep

[Chorus]
Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes, to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe

[Outro]
Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes, to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes, to love you

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 12th July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Great song great memories πŸ’œβ€οΈ

  2. So many memories with this one.

  3. One of my favourites – I’m off to YouTube to have a listen!

  4. Oh my heck!! Memory flashback big time. I was in junior high school and this song just tugged at my soul!! Thanks Di for a great reminder! ❀

  5. That is a terrible thing to do to a song, cutting it in half, definitely ruins it. Nice song Di.

  6. Maggie says:

    This song evokes some special memories. Thanks for sharing. 8 tracks ruined everything! I hated that warpy sound that only a book of matches could fix.

  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    This was my first choice and I had it written and ready to post, but my hubby talked me into not doing. This song reminds me of being in my room dreaming big dreams. I had it on 45. πŸ™‚

  8. John Holton says:

    8-tracks were a pain in the buttocks, the way the record company would split a song like that…

  9. aisasami says:

    Beautiful choice! I love The Hollies, they were a great band!

  10. murisopsis says:

    I remember that song! And sadly I’m old enough to remember 8 track tapes too. I had to smile thinking about how the tapes were so finicky – if you went over a bump it was likely to jam and “eat” the tape causing the tape to be ruined…

  11. Carol anne says:

    I like that song too! Its a good one! πŸ’•

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