"Foreigner Suite" as written by and Yusuf / Islam....
There are no words, I can use
Because the meaning still leaves for you to choose
And I couldn't stand to let them be abused, by you.

Dreams I had just last night
Made me scared, white with fright
But I'm over to that sunnyside road
Over to that sunnyside road

Fortunes come and fortunes go
But things get better babe, that's one thing I know
And I'm over to that Sunnyside road
Over to that Sunnyside road

I have a friend that I have met
Who gives me love and a certain respect
Just a little respect, everybody needs just a little respect
That means you...you...

And in a little while our love will spread
To you
Ain't no matter who inside this world you know
There'll he someone who will love you just for who you are
Really are

Dreams I had just last night
Made me worried to face up to the light
But I'm over to that Sunnyside road
Over to that Sunnyside road

Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on over and find yourself
Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on in and remind yourself

Oh darling, you see my face
But it's in my heart that's where it's taking place
And I couldn't stand to let it go to waste
Can you...

Oh love, sweet blue love
No man can ever get enough
But maybe one day we'll all die in love
Will you...oh love, sweet love, my...love

Oh babe, understand
Take my love that's all I have at hand
Please say you will...don't say you can't
Oh will you will you will you

The moment you walked inside my door
I knew' that I need not look no more
I've seen many other girls before, ah but darling
Heaven must've programmed you

The moment you fell inside my dreams
I realized all I had not seen
I've seen many other girls before, ah hot darling
Heaven must've programmed you

You can live in the largest house
And eleven apartments too
Run your own private plane
And a boat in Malibu

But 'till you know' deep down what inside you really need
Well I love you baby, ooh my dear
And I think about you sometimes
But when you're with me boy it chokes my mind

Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on over and find yourself
Come on now it's freedom calling
Come on in and remind yourself

Man must fight for freedom sure that's what most other people would say
Look for a body to lead them but there's too many to lead them away.
Why wait until it's your time to die before you learn what you were born to do'?
Come on now it's freedom calling but there's only one freedom for you.
Love, love boy...
And I can't wait to be with you tomorrow night.

Won't you give me your word that you won't laugh
Cause you've been a saving grace to me
And I'd hate to face a day without you around
My life would be without sound

Love, love, love, love must've made you on a Sunday
Cause you taste to me as good as god made honey taste babe
And the sky all glistens with gold
When you're talking to me
And the whirling wind turns to song
Why it sets my soul free

Love, love. love. Love must've made you on a Sunday
There are no words. I can use
Because the meaning still leaves for you to choose
And I couldn't stand to let them be abused, by you


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    General Commentone of the most beautiful love songs I know.
    very optimistic.
    depicting love to be the one force to set you free (“it's freedom calling”), overcome your fear (“Dreams […] made me scared, But I'm over to that Sunnyside Road”), do what you were meant to do on earth (“find yourself”).
    goes with the sixties’ attitude to life.

    “And in a little while
    Our love will spread
    to you”
    making the world a better place through love and peace. naturally. sooner or later everyone must surely see, that this is the way to live. now, with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that sadly/luckily (I am not quite sure) this wasn’t to come about.

    “Take my love
    That’s all I have at hand”
    no material girls, please. enlightenment is all we need.

    “And I can't wait to be with you tomorrow night”
    of course the physical aspects of love are fun too.

    “There are no words I can use
    Because the meaning
    Still leaves for you to choose”
    nice linguistic touch. steven seems to be thinking along the lines of constructivism theory.
    we cannot directly communicate our feelings to someone else. Humans need to resort to words to reach another individual. but words are a very poor tool, since they are up for interpretation and you get in real trouble as soon as you want your point to be understood in one single certain way.

    “You see my face
    But it's in my heart
    That's where it's taking place”
    nevertheless – since there are no real alternatives – we need to communicate through words, because from the outside only a fraction of our feelings is visible.

    “Heaven must've programmed you“
    very strange line. combining spirituality with computer-science doesn’t seem to be the wisest of choices. either steven wanted to praise the unity and equality of all creation (admitting even computer-science has a right to exist, as much as it contradicts the idea of love as the driving force behind everything), or he totally blew this one. or maybe the word ‘programmed’ had another denotation in 1973? beats me.

    “The moment you fell inside my dreams
    I realised all I had not seen”
    does this line refer to the other dream-related lines about being frightened? did the sudden appearance of love in his life frighten him? the fear of losing it before it even started? I don’t think so. I think first he dreams about unpleasant things but then she appears in his dreams and soothes his pain. the time “just last night” then would not necessarily have to be taken literally. it could just mean a recent event that still troubles him and therefore seems closer than it actually is. besides, the metaphor of the ending night is a common one for getting ones hopes up, stepping out of the darkness, leading a better life etc..

    “But when you're with me boy it chokes my mind”
    brain refuses to work. recreation from reasoning. does not go well with achieving things in a capitalist world.

    “Man must fight for freedom
    That's what most other people would say”
    he does not say so. right he is. you know the saying: bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity.

    “Look for a body to lead them
    But there's too many to lead them away”
    don’t follow no leaders. they have their own motives for which they want to exploit their followers. think for yourself. get responsible for your life.



    whew, that grew rather long.
    hope you had a good time digging through it.
    ledaethon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a song about love, what kind of other meaning is needed?? And the lines "heaven must have programmed you.." do make sense to me. Because sometimes you feel like you're doing something almost automatically and can't exactly understand why, whose program is that. the word "programmed" itself doesn't seem strange to me. in our time of computerization it's common, and anyway it has ancient Greek routes, don't forget.
    Dorian21on December 28, 2009   Link

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