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A CHALLENGE : How AWARE are you?
This post is about listening to people – looking at the lyrics of the TITLE song, from a live performance by Tom Jones in 1970. I like this rendition of his the best, even better than Shirley Bassey’s.
Not everyone is familiar with Sir Jones’ work for the past 60 yrs.
He’s 80 this year (2020) AND still going strong – his voice as clear & powerful as ever. He’s been a coach on ‘The Voice UK’ on & off for 4 yrs, 2003 – 2020. (Solo concert, 2017)
But this post is not about him.
It’s a challenge to ACoAs, whatever your level of Recovery. If you’re willing to listen to this YouTube video (lyrics below), how would you evaluate the characters in this song? – in psychological terms, based on everything you know. In this exercise, see how clearly you can identifying what the man in this song is telling us about himself.
It’s true that people tell us about themselves all the time, even at the first meeting, often without realizing. The more we hear & see others clearly & realistically, the better we can choose our friends, mates & jobs.
What are you picking up AND acknowledging? (ACoAs think accurately about a situation or conversation that’s doesn’t seem right BUT automatically negate those thoughts & therefore don’t follow thru on them – to protect or stand up for ourselves).
How many different issues / comments / conclusions can you come up with? Include alternative explanations.
◆ what kind of person is he? ◆ what about his love? ◆ who is the woman? ….
If you’d like, write them down, & you might even choose to post them in the comment section. I’ll list my observations in Part 2.
💔 “I Who Have Nothing” 💔
I who have nothing, I who have no one – adore you & want you so
I’m just a no one with nothing to give you, but oh – I love you
He, he buys you diamonds, bright sparkling diamonds
But, believe me, dear, when I say That he can give you the world,
but he’ll never love you the way I love you
Must watch you go dancing by Wrapped in the arms of somebody else – when, darling, it’s I who loves you.
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you girl, I am just nothing without you
INTERESTING: This song is an English language cover of the Italian song “Uno Dei Tanti” (“One of Many”), with music by Carlo Donida and lyrics by Giulio “Mogol” Rapetti.
English lyrics for “I Who Have Nothing” were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who also produced the first English language release performed by Ben E. King in 1963., & made popular by Shirley Bassey, in 1979.
NEXT : SONG lyrics evaluation (Part 2)