Where Can You Be?

Kristina TrainI think I have mentioned in the past how much I like variety in all things. That is one of the reasons I would not call myself a “fan” of any one artist or group. I don’t really want to listen to an entire album, I will listen to one or two tracks by the same singer/musician and then it is time for something new.

But every now and then I hear something that makes me want to hear a lot more of the same recording artist/es. That is exactly what happened when I first heard the voice of the artist I wanted to feature in this post. I could not get enough of her voice! I searched for more and more of her tracks so that I could hear her singing.

where can you be.jpgI still think her melodic tones bring me more pleasure than any other modern singer. None of that high-pitched candyfloss squeaky singing that makes grown women sound as if they are twelve. She sings like a real woman!

By now, you will have noticed that Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: LOST/FOUND/HIDE/SEEK

If you are wondering to yourself – “whose is that heavenly voice?” then let me introduce you to one of my favourite vocalists – the marvellous Katrina Train! Oh she could sing to me any day and make me weak at the knees.

You very likely know the song. Jackie Wilson and Aretha Franklin both recorded it. I don’t actually know who wrote the song, Google has turned up no answers to that question. But, I have to admit, it’s Kristina’s recording that sends chills down my spine.

wanderingThe lyrics are very moving. If you have ever felt that loss of love, as if a rift has formed with the person you are in love with, and now are feeling lost, completely lost in life because the center of your orbit has vanished…well, this is one of those songs that sums up that feeling so well!

This is a song I have sang to myself many times…and usually about Jack. I am not singing it any more. But that doesn’t take away from what a favourite song it is of mine, and I have a feeling I shall go on loving to listen to Kristina Train’s voice for a long time to come. I have not heard any new material from her for a while though. I only ask myself…”where can she be? where can she be? oh darling, where can she be?”


I’m wandering
Been moving to and fro
Just wandering
With no place to go
Since I lost you, lost you
All I ever do
Is be wandering
‘Til I wander back to you


Oh I’m wishing
Been yearning for your kiss
Oh and I’ve been missing
The warmth of your caress
Since I lost you, I’ve lost you
All I ever do
Is be wandering, wandering
Wandering, wandering
I’ll be wandering, ’til I wander back to you

I look on every corner, down every dismal street
Are you there? Are you there? Oh darling I repeat
I visit all familiar places, there’s no one there but me
Where can you be? Where can you be? Oh darling where can you be?

Oh I’m praying
Your touch for me has grown
Oh and I’m saying
For before it’s not been known
I love you, I love you
And all I ever do
Is be wandering, crying
Wandering, wandering
I’ll be wandering
‘Til I wander, ’til I wander back to you
Yeah, oh yeah
I’m gonna be wandering
‘Till I wander back to you
Yeah, yeah
Oh wandering back to you


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