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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Original Love -- Words of Love


"Words of Love" by Original Love, aka Takao Tajima(田島貴男)is a track on his 1996 album, "Desire" which also contains the dramatic "Primal" and exotic "Hum A Tune".

I described "Primal" as being that serenade of love to that person who just won't reciprocate. It's a lovely ballad that I enjoyed more in its single form (which is the one that I've displayed in the article) than the album version. But lyrically it is somewhat sad since there will apparently be no happy ending between the two folks. "Words of Love", on the other hand, seems to represent that wake-up from that melancholy dream to a happier reality.

The song starts with Tajima and a piano instantly creating this "morning" feel...that waking up I told you about in the last paragraph. I could smell the coffee in the first verse. And to the relief of the waking protagonist, he (sorry, I'm going with the male point of view here just to shorten the need for pronouns) can see his lady love waiting for him at the breakfast table. Tajima's music isn't nearly as bold and dramatic as his melody was for "Primal". It just has that feeling of something as warm and comfortable as a well-worn pair of slippers or sandals. The two folks are as happy as two peas in a pod and will probably head off for a nice drive down the coast according to the sounds of the song. It makes for a good Sunday pancake breakfast sort of tune.

Could make for a fine Valentine's Day track, to boot.



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