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: YACHT ROCK
I am not sure I have ever really been aware of “yacht rock” being a genre. Did I ever tell you the story about our nightmare yacht outing with a live band who were both terrible and very loud?
Smooth Radio had a list of twenty popular yacht rock songs, most of which I did recognize, but one jumped out at me. I read an article described the band Chicago as “yacht rock kings”. This is one of their songs which I really do have a soft spot for. I think the lyrics are very emotive. The musical arrangement, is perhaps not so much my cup of tea…I don’t dislike it, but I don’t particularly enjoy it either – a little bit like marmalade or – I don’t dislike it, but neither do I want to put it in my shopping basket.
But I do really really like this song…this is Chicago’s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”. I noticed that Bee has given us a free choice for today’s Love Is In Da Blog prompt – so I think this also fits as a great love song.
"Everybody needs a little time away" I heard her say, from each other Even lovers need a holiday Far away, from each other Hold me now It's hard for me to say I'm sorry I just want you to stay After all that we've been through I will make it up to you, I promise to And after all that's been said and done You're just the part of me I can't let go Couldn't stand to be kept away Just for the day, from your body Wouldn't want to be swept away Far away, from the one that I love Hold me now It's hard for me to say I'm sorry I just want you to know Hold me now I really want to tell you I'm sorry I could never let you go After all that we've been through I will make it up to you, I promise to And after all that's been said and done You're just the part of me I can't let go After all that we've been through I will make it up to you, I promise to You're going to be the lucky one Written by: David Foster and Peter Cetera