My Love Affair With John Legend
I think I have found a new lover in John Legend. He must have written some of his songs with me in mind because I have fallen in love with him. He's gotten into my head and perhaps he's got a clutch on my heart too. His CD 'Get Lifted' is on heavy rotation except on Saturday and Sunday mornings when I gotta join Mahalia Jackson and the Staple Singers in singing 'Halelujah to the Saints'. Ain't nothin' better than pickin' up my long white robe, down by the riverside and walking to that old rugged cross.
With John.... he's rocking my world right about now. Every time I listen to this CD I get into the whole 'this-song-will-be-perfect-at-my-wedding' phase. He takes me to a new high that Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye, my other music flames took me occasionally before John came into my life. There's something about his, and their music, that just gets me all mushy and teary eyed. Feeling like I am having a spiritual revival or reawakening with each lyric. Now that's some good music. Poetry. Even Shakespeare could not come up with some of these lyrically lyricistic lyrics of love. Can a real everyday regular dude ever be this romantic. Take the time to carefully pen his words, with puns and personifications perfeclty placed in the most approriate context and metaphors magically expressing the minds imaginary muses. I am watching the Grammys now and everytime they flash a picture of 'my Johnny', my heart skips a beat and a smile lights up my face. He such a hottie. His smile is enchanting and I just want to kiss those lips and pinch his cheeks. He's just won 'Best Male Vocalist' for 'Ordinary People' and coincidentally it's the same song blarring out of my lap top....is that a sign from God? I wonder, am I his muse because I feel a connection? He was there for me emotionally when I was going through some deep stuff, when I was hurting, when I was breaking up with friends and fighting the urge to make that phone call that I know I should not make, when I was feeling unloved and falling out of love. Johny's comforting and soothing words made me heal and love again when he said to me...
I pray for better days to come /I pray that I would see the sun /Cuz life is so burdensome/When everyday's a rainy one /But suddenly there's no more clouds /I believe without a doubt/
That heaven sent an angel down /And then she turned my life around /You know and I know/Friends come and friends go /Storms rise and winds blow /But one thing I know for sure /
When it's cold outside /There's no need to worry cuz /I'm so warm inside /You give me peace /When the storm's outside /Cuz we're in love I know /It'll be alright /Alright it's alright /
My response... (Gosh...look at that picture, what a beauty)
Better days have certainly come/ The sun you pray to see is in your palm/ Life's all good now the rain is gone/ The cloudy sky's opened up to a blue one/ Let your heart no longer doubt/Seeing is believing/That fall from heaven didn't hurt/cos I landed right in your arms/ You've been rocking my world since then/
He wrote back ...
Baby since the day you came into my life/You made me realize that we were born to fly/
You showed me everyday new possibilities /You proved my fantasies of love could really be/
Let's go to a place only lovers go/To a spot that we've never known /To the top of the clouds we're floating away yeah/Ooh this feels so crazy /Oh this love is blazing/Baby we're so high/Walking on cloud 9/(You've got me up so high) So high /(My shoes are scraping the sky) So high/(You've got me up so high) Oh /(My shoes are scraping the sky) /Maybe later we can go up to the moon /Or sail among the stars before the night is through /And when morning comes we'll see the sun is not so far /And we can't get much closer to God than where we are /
My response...(He in church...gotta love a man who loves God)
The day you came into my life I found my wings/ We reached new heights/ beyond what life's promised/ True love does exist/ With you it's bliss/ In your eyes lie the windows to your soul/ that's where I want to lay and play/ Forget cloud nine, the moon and the stars/ You are mine and I'm yours and God's cool with that.
Dressed and looking too darned good in his custom designed Armani and me in my Carolina Herrera gown (photo available upon request) on our wedding day he reads me this vow....
My dear Addy,
We've been together for a while now/We're growing stronger everyday now/It feels so good and there's no doubt/I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise/And the flowers bloom in springtime/All my love you can rely/And I'll stay with you/ I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs/ I'll stay with you when no one else is around /And when the dark clouds arrive/I will stay by your side/I know we'll be alright/I will stay with you/Though relationships can get old/They had a tendency to grow cold/We have something like miracle/Yeah, I'll stay with you /And there will be heartaches and pains, yes it will /But through it all, we will remain/In this life, we all know /Friends may come, they may go /Through the years I know/I will stay /And in the end I know that we'll find /Love so beautiful and divine /We'll be lovers for the lifetime, yeah /And I'll stay with you/ So will you honor me in taking me as your hus......
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((BLLLLLLEEEEEHHHHHH)))))))))))))))))))))))5:30 am Thursday Morning.
DARN IT!!!! That was only just a DREAM!!!?!!! Kai ...this means another Valentine's Day of pilllow hugging. Oh well I got my CD though. By the way I am so proud of you John, even though I did not put a penny towards that CD(don't worry I'll pay for the next one) I love you ... ROCK ON BOI!!!!!( I hope your publicist sees this and hollas at your # 1 FAN)