Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.
A lyric has to mean something to me, something that has happened to me.
Lady love, your love is peaceful like the summers breeze.
Music is the greatest communication in the world.
When love brings so much joy, why must it bring so much pain?
I want to be happy and free, living and loving for me.
I might have lived long enough to learn all this in the long haul, but I would have been just another soul taking up time and space for a long spell before I learned.
I began to learn acceptance, direction, understanding and perception - all elements that had been sadly lacking in my life.
I've gone the full spectrum - from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop - and the public has accepted what I've done through it all. I think it means I've been doing something right at the right time.
The preacher asked her and she said I do. The preacher asked me, and she said yes he does, too.
There's no ifs and buts or maybes, you're gonna miss, you're gonna miss my loving.