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To Paraphrase James Taylor……..

By Bernie Bell

When Mike came home to work in March 2020 I handed over my den to him, and the kitchen table became my ‘work station’.

We had no idea that the situation with Covid restrictions would go on for so long, and it kept looking like he might be going back into work – but – it now looks like this might keep on going up and down for …how long?

The idea of him being home more long-term reminded me of a song by James Taylor –  a song I often think of in relation to Mike being my Voice of Reason.  Change the ’she’ to ‘he’ – and – that’s how it is………….

Something In The Way She Moves

 

There’s something in the way she moves
Or looks my way, or calls my name
That seems to leave this troubled world behind
If I’m feeling down and blue
Or troubled by some foolish game
She always seems to make me change my mind

And I feel fine anytime she’s around me now
She’s around me now
Almost all the time
And if I’m well you can tell she’s been with me now
She’s been with me now quite a long, long time
And I feel fine

Every now and then the things I lean on lose their meaning
And I find myself careening
In places where I should not let me go
She has the power to go where no one else can find me
Yes and silently remind me
The happiness and the good times that I know, as I had got to know them

It isn’t what she’s got to say
But how she thinks and where she’s been
To me, the words are nice, the way they sound
I like to hear them best that way
It doesn’t much matter what they mean
If she says them mostly just to calm me down

And I feel fine anytime she’s around me now
She’s around me now
Almost all the time
If I’m well you can tell she’s been with me now
She’s been with me now quite a long, long time
Yes and I feel fine

Songwriters: James Taylor / James V Taylor

Something in the Way She Moves lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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