Friday, August 31, 2012

BIG AL'S JOVIAL JUKEBOX #2: "A Thing Called Love," Jerry Reed Song by Sayaka Alessandra


"A Thing Called Love," the great Jerry Reed [1937-2008] composition that was notably recorded in popular versions by Reed, Elvis and Johnny Cash, has long been one of my very favorite songs. 

Well... while cruising the 'net the other day I think I found my new favorite version!  This young Japanese/Italian [!] singer named , practically made me forget all other versions with this interpretation.  You just gotta CHECK IT OUT:

THING CALLED LOVE
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Reed
Six foot six he stood on the ground
Weighed two hundred and thirty five pounds
But I saw that giant of a man brought down
To his knees by love
 
He was the kind of man that would gamble on luck
Look you in the eye and never back up
But I saw him cryin' like a little whipped pup
Because of love
Can't see it with your eyes hold it in your hand
But like the wind that covers our land
Strong enough to rule the heart of any man
This thing called love
It can lift you up, it can let you down
Take your world turn it all around
Ever since time nothings ever been found
Stronger than love
Most men are like me they struggle in doubt
They trouble their minds day in and day out
Too busy with livin' to worry about
A word called love
But when I see a mother's tenderness
As she holds her young close to her breast
Than I thank God this world's been blessed
With a word called love
Can't see it with your eyes hold it in your hand
But like the wind it covers our land
Strong enough to rule the heart of any man
This thing called love
It can lift you up, it can let you down
Take your world turn it all around
Ever since time nothings ever been found
Stronger than love
I think ol' Jerry would be proud, don't you?
PEACE

2 comments:

Oscar said...

A fine voice, all right!

Albie The Good said...

OSCAR: Yep, I thought the guitar was just average... but the voice was amazing! Thanks for commenting :)