Wednesday, 30 December 2015

(Just like) starting over. . .

This song for me defines a man's attempt to rekindle, revive or reignite the love that has somehow waned, trying to recapture the initial spark of a romance.  There are many contributing factors that can affect how a relationship pans out - the normal daily pressures of living together, of raising children, having to make adult decisions in an adult world that doesn't take kindly to flights of fancy and keeps you or forbids you from wandering around in strawberry fields or chasing a sky full of diamonds or reminiscing down Penny Lane.

Our life together is so precious - together
We have grown - we have grown
Although our love is still special
Let's take our chance and fly somewhere alone

It's always important to be able to take yourself away with your dearly beloved and focus on the both of you again.  You take it for granted once you get into the daily grind of being parents, of working hard in your respective careers and surrounding yourself with family and friends that demand your time - constantly.  So you need to counter the busy-ness that is imposed on you from others and take stock of what's important in your lives - each other.  I mean think about it, your lives wouldn't be what it is without the two of you being together - so make sure to take some time out for yourselves.  It's important, it's a priority and it's ok to do that - on a weekly basis - factor it in, because trust me, nobody else is going to do it for you.

It's been so long since we took the time
No one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling, It's like we both are falling in love again
It'll be just like starting over - starting over

I love the 1950s feel that kicks in during the second verse.  The vamping in the piano, the dotted quaver - quaver pattern in the bassline, coupled with the background vocals that act as an interweaving countermelody or a lovely response to John's call each time he sings a line all work together cohesively.  When you look at your darling - do you feel like you are falling in love again?  If not, find the time to fall in love again - make things happen

Everyday we used to make it love
Why can't we be making love nice and easy
It's time to spread our wings and fly
Don't let another day go by my love
It'll be just like starting over - starting over

If you're worried about whether there is enough time in your schedule, it's easy to clear.  You might think it isn't - but believe it's not.  I think back and reminisce about the times I have rearranged times, reworked my schedule to be with my love's light, it was never a wasted opportunity.  It was worthwhile and helped to keep the love alive; it reminded me about why we fell in love in the first place.  Why wouldn't you want that feeling back?  If you haven't felt it before - I think it's time to spread your wings and fly, throw caution to the wind and just roll with it.  It's the only way you're going to learn about how crazy you are when you let love help you to start over.

Why don't we take off alone
Take a trip somewhere far, far away
We'll be together all alone again
Like we used to in the early days
Well, well, well darling. . . 

I hope that you find your starting over time happening sometime soon.
I hope that your life will lead you to that special someone who will revitalise your outlook on love and help you to understand what being in love is all apart.  I guess it's time for you to trust your instincts and if you don't know what your instincts are like when you are in love - now is as good a time as any to start learning.  Wouldn't you want to be able to reflect on this blog post later and think - I know what she meant now about the early days, about falling in love all over again - but I don't think you're realise it, until you're in the thick of it.

I'm looking forward to that day when it arrives.
When that day arrives you'll be able to say we have grown. . . we have grown. . .