Monday, May 28, 2012

Lost and Found: My Song

In the fall of 2005 our Plano friends and neighbors, Ray and Sandy,  invited us over for dinner.  It was a perfect October evening, we sat outside in their patio area and Ray burned some pinon wood in the chimenea. This was my first introduction to pinon wood and some other sensory delights ... The Oasis Smooth Jazz radio station 107.5 playing in the background and the pairing of L'Epayrie wine with their delicious chili. After that evening I became a fan of 107.5 and L'Epayrie ... said to be the house wine of Mansion on Turtle Creek.

For the following year I kept my radio dial on 107.5 and became a smooth jazz fan.  One particular haunting instrumental became a favorite. I would hear it often but somehow never was able to catch the tune's name. Not thinking it was an urgent matter, I had made a grave assumption.  One morning I turned the radio on and 107.5 was no more.  No warning at all, it had cruelly been replaced with some other type of music.  I posted a comment on the radio website along with others, expressing our displeasure with this move.

For at least five years I had been searching for this song.  I would play SIRIUS smooth jazz on the TV hoping to hear the song. I would try to find smooth jazz radio channels when we traveled, hoping to find it.  I won't even go into all the Google searches.  A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't sleep and was channel surfing on TV, once again I stayed on the smooth jazz station.  About two months ago I received an email from 107.5 announcing they were back on the air and could be found online. This was great news for me and I started listening to it.

After two months of steady listening while drawing at my table, I still had not heard "my song".  Songs would begin and I would think "they sounds like it a little" and even thought my mind was playing tricks on me.  Maybe after all that time I might not have remembered it correctly.  Day in and day out, I sat here drawing and listening and waiting.

A couple of weeks ago I sat down at my table after a little break.  On the 15th day of May, Tuesday at 1:56 PM  I finally heard "my song".  I write often about being emotional but I have to tell you, I had some emotions going on when I heard "my song".  After all that time!  The instant I had returned to my table, the song began from the beginning ... exactly at the beginning. Perfect timing.  OMGosh, the icing on the cake was a fantastic video of "my song" which I discovered shortly after hearing it again for the first time.

Just have to share some comments about this song. I was not alone in my emotions and feelings:

◙ upon locating the song after many years, one commenter shared you "can only imagine my joy".

◙ not from this world ... rare and perfect in any way.

◙ all time sexiest song ever

◙ searching for this song for 19 years, my life is complete

◙ love is no longer enough to explain how I feel about this song

◙ having heard this I can now die happy

There were many comments telling of trying to find this song anywhere from 1 year to 19 years.  The song was released in 1989 and was the theme song for the movie 'Lily Was Here".  It became a #1 hit for five weeks in the Netherlands and hit #11 in the U.S. market.

After sharing my excitement with my sister regarding finding "my song", the following was at my front door a few days later:

My sister Patti had left a CD with "my song" on it
outside my front door.

Thank you, Patti!

 May I introduce you to one of the most beautiful songs in the world, "Lily Was Here", performed here by Dave Stewart (Eurhythamics) and Candy Dulfer.  You should be able to click on "skip ad" at beginning.



Clint said...

Pretty darn sensational. I have got to meet this Lily!

Cindy Ellison said...

No you have NOT got to meet this Lily! She is a married woman! he he

Carol Blackburn said...

I love that song, Cindy. It reminds me of something......I'll probably never figure it out. Maybe part of it used as a theme song for a movie or weekly show. Whatever, it is really a cool song.

Carol Blackburn said...

Found it.....a song from the Dutch film DeKassiere. Pulled that one out of my hat and off the internet :) Mike and I are big fans of foreign films so I just knew it was something I had heard before. I don't remember if I liked the film or not, just the song. We enjoy saxophone.

Shelly said...

Now that is an amazing story, and a gorgeous song. I can see why it stuck with you, and why you even got emotional to find it again! It's like finding gold at the end of the rainbow~

Cindy Ellison said...

Thank you both --- Carol and Shelly! Carol, I just sent you an email a few minutes ago. Yes, there was just something about this song, the main song that will also always remind me of our years in the great Lone State of Texas! (You can relate to that, Shelly!)

Cindy Ellison said...

Note for Rhonda: If you see this Rhonda, I wanted to tell you for the life of me I can't figure how why I am not able to leave you comments. Thank you for your comments on yesterday's blog post about theives. Wow, it is hard to believe what happens at the car dealerships. I hope you enjoyed your day and visiting with your parents.