Since I Fell For You, by Will Saunders

I love how closely you can connect to a song and be deeply moved because of how it speaks to things, people, or situations you have faced. That’s something that is universal and everyone I know can relate to that feeling. Some songs hit you solely because of the beat and the tune. But other songs have a message that very poignantly slaps you in the face and in your soul and hits your spirit the way a tiger in the wild strikes its prey.

 One old song has done that for me, Since I Fell For You. I first heard it when I was in college on the Bob James and David Sanborn album, Double Vision. Al Jarreau made a cameo on the album to sing this song. I later discovered that many artists recorded it prior to and after this production.

 Some other versions I’ve enjoyed through the years include renditions by, Gladys Knight, Nicole Henry, Lenny Welch (you probably don’t know much about him…but you need to learn if you don’t know), Dinah Washington, and Barbara Streisand. Lots of others have also done it. I hadn’t heard it in years. I recently was looking around within the iTunes Music repository searching for other artists who might have recorded it, and I found another old version I had never heard before by Natalie Cole & Reba McEntire. As much of a Natalie fan as I am, I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t know about it, until I realized it was on Reba’s album, not Natalie’s. I am not much of a Reba fan, but I enjoyed that rendition. They performed a great duet. It grazed my heart.

 This song reminded me of something I had recently endured. The basic theme of the song is falling for someone who doesn’t feel the same – unrequited love with someone who is no longer around. It proves how you can still feel deeply for someone even when they are no longer a part of your life. Perhaps it’s true that absence does make the heart grow fonder. This song is all about that life. Music can tell a story better than any other medium.

 Although the lyrics vary slightly depending on who is singing it, here are the basic words — followed by the James, Sanborn, and Jarreau recording:

Since I Fell for You 
When you just give love, and never get love
You’d better let love depart
I know it’s so, and yet I know
I can’t get you out of my heart
You made me leave my happy home
You took my love, and now you’re gone
Since I fell for you
Love can bring such misery and pain
I guess I’ll never be the same
Since I fell for you
Well it’s too bad, and it’s too sad
That I’m in love with you
You loved me, and then you snubbed me
But what can I do, I’m still in love with you
Well, I guess I’ll never see the light
I get these blues most every night
Since I fell for you




About Will S.

A nouveau Taurus, writing about my view of the world around me. From politics, to social problem, to public corruption, music and movies to pretty much anything I feel inspired to write.
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