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At number 23 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all time is “In My Life” by The Beatles. I have already blogged about this 1965 song here, but you can’t get too much of a good thing.



At number 30 in Rolling Stone Magazine's '500 Greatest Songs of all Time' is "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash.

At number 23 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of all Time’ is “In My Life” by The Beatles.



This is one of my favourite John Lennon-composed Beatles songs, and is from their wonderful album Rubber Soul, an album which I blogged about here. It appears half-way through the second side of the album.


There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life– I love you more


Here is a video of this wonderful song. Enjoy!





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Today I thought I would share this great song by Peter Gabriel – “In Your Eyes”. It was released in 1986 and is from his 5th studio album “So”. “In Your Eyes” was not released as a single in the Disunited Kingdom. In the US it reached no 26 in the Billboard charts. One of the more unusual features of the song is some singing towards the end by Youssou N’Dour, a singer from Senegal, who sings some words translated into his native Wolof, a language of Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania. When you consider that this song was recorded in 1985, it illustrates how Gabriel was one of the early champions of what became known as “World Music”



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Peter Gabriel wrote both the words and the music. The lyrics are

Love I get so lost, sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart.
When I want to run away
I drive off in my car
But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are.

All my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
The heat I see in your eyes

Love, I don’t like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away.
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive.

And all my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
The heat I see in your eyes
In your eyes in your eyes
In your eyes in your eyes
In your eyes in your eyes


The first Peter Gabriel song I heard was his hit single “Solsbury Hill”, which got to number 20 in the DUK in 1977. I then discovered that he had been in the band Genesis, but I must say that I am not a fan of progressive rock and have never taken to the early Genesis albums. I only like their stuff after he left, but ironically I like a lot of Gabriel’s solo work.

Here is the song. Enjoy!






Which is your favourite Peter Gabriel song? Did you prefer him with Genesis, or his solo work?

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