Thursday, August 02, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 45

Billy Preston & Syreeta - With you i'm born again

Come bring me your softness
Comfort me through all this madness
Woman, don't you know, with you I'm born again

Come give me your sweetness
Now there's you, there is no weakness
Lying safe within your arms, I'm born again

I was half, not whole
In step with none
Reaching through this world
In need of one

Come show me your kindness
In your arms I know I'll find this
Woman, don't you know, with you I'm born again

Lying safe with you I'm born again

This amazing song is one of my favorite songs period. Of course i am a sucker for a good love song but there is just something about this song that makes me soooo happy.

Billy Preston and Rita Wright (Syreeta)performed this song in the early 70's and they are both artists from the 'Motown era". In fact, Rita was a secretary at Motown and ended up doing background work for tons of acts. She even married Stevie Wonder even though they eventually got divorced.

Billy Preston was an amazing talent popularly called the 5th Beatle because he was a key figure. There is supposedly a tape from one of the early recording sessions where one can hear an argument between Paul McCartney & John Lennon about making Billy a member. He was mega successful even after the Beatles fever had calmed and he remains one of the best instumentalists ever.

This song is absolutely beautiful and once again, it is a testament to the fact that simplicity of lyrics and melody make the best songs. Uncluttered, honest and soul stirring.



Freelance said...

Lovely blog. Keep up the gud wuk!


Onada said...

the words are lovely! im going to search for it online so i can hear it.

zaiprincesa said...

aww...this is one of my fav. it!!!!

The Last King Of Scotland said...

interesting. will check the song out. where can i get it