Barclay James Harvest - How Do You Feel Now

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One of Johns most personal, autobiographical songs, written on the birth of his daughter, Esther, in July 1980, and it remains one of his own favourites. The piano-led backing gives the lyrics prominence, and the sentiments are delivered with an affecting simplicity, even though John is on record as saying that he never felt that his performance did the song justice.

Lyrics:
How do you feel now
We've got a reason to go on
Newly born
Seems like I've waited for a lifetime
But honey I believed in you

When I saw her face I had to cry
I don't know why
Is she real?
Seems like I've waited for a lifetime
But honey I believed in you
To make my dreams all come true
We've got a child

I tried and tried to talk it over
Seemed like we'd waited a million years
Then you conceived our child was born
And we were one
Picked her up put her by your side
Saw the smile that you couldn't hide

I tried and tried to talk it over
Seemed like we'd waited a million years
Then you conceived our child was born
And we were one
Picked her up put her by your side
Saw the smile that you couldn't hide

How do you feel now
We've got a reason to go on
Newly born
Seems like I've waited for a lifetime
But honey I believed in you
To make my dreams all come true
We've got a child

[John Lees, © St. Annes Music]


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Formația Barclay James Harvest, este o trupă de mare clasă !

Author — Stefan Mihok

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...saw that smile that you couldn't hide....

Author — Kjell Svendsen

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This song always did mean a lot to me! My first child was named Veronica and she died a very few years later.

Author — Kjell Svendsen