In Progress

Love Life

Arranged by Jerry Silverman
Written by Don Payne


This song by Don Payne is so cool - I found it in a book of guitar arrangements by Jerry Silverman called "Brazillian Beauties" (copyright 1970, Butterfield Music Corporation).  The only recording I have found is on an album by Chris Connor (Chris Connor Now!) and that version is a good example of that schmaltzy, overproduced early sixties approach to pop.  Which is a shame, because it is such a lyrical love poem.  Okay, so it is a little schmaltzy. I don't care, it's still a cool tune. It will be available after I get it mastered.


Love life, I found a love like the sunlight.
Together we share the soft nights, Brazillian songs and warm days.
We find the sea on a warm day,
A magic place where summer breezes play,
and sea spray that sparkles like a thousand jewels on the sands of time.
The way you look at me, Love was only in my dreams but you are real.
And you love me, stars explode as we dance together.
And you'll be there when winter's wind sweeps the trees bare.
Your lips are warm when the snowflakes swirl around us,
And never will I care when spring's a little late.
We have our love life, warm days, soft nights, sunlight, love.


February 2018: 
Terry Mitchell has been accepted as a member of the Denver Musician's Association (AFM Local 20-623).