Song Lyric Sunday: Take/Taking

Good morning one and all :O) Here we are again at the end of another week and it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday; the perfect way to discover new music and find new friends. As always the prompt has been given to us by the lovely Helen and this week it’s take/taking. If you’d like to play along, and I hope that you will, here are some rules for you:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process


Love of my life, you’ve hurt me,
You’ve broken my heart and now you leave me.
Love of my life can’t you see,
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don’t take it away from me because you don’t know what it means to me.

Love of my life, don’t leave me,
You’ve taken my love, you now desert me,

Love of my life, can’t you see?
Bring it back, bring it back,
Don’t take it away from me because you don’t know what it means to me.

You will remember
When this is blown over
And everything’s all by the way
When I grow older
I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you, I still love you.

Back, hurry back,
Please, bring it back home to me because you don’t know what it means to me.

Love of my life
Love of my life…

Written by: Freddie Mercury
I wasn’t sure whether to use this song this morning, it came to me instantly when I saw the prompt but the story behind it is intensely personal.
When my husband and I first got together we would argue quite frequently; the attraction between us was immediate, love at first sight if you will, but it took a while for us to trust each other. We’d both been hurt in the past and between us we had an awful lot of emotional baggage to sort through. On this one particular day, we’d had a huge fight (I can’t even remember what it was about now) and I was driving home feeling angry, trying very hard not to cry when the phone rang…
I answered it but there was no-one there. I was about to put it down when I heard the first bars of the song that I’ve chosen today. I pulled over and I listened. I could go into raptures over Freddie’s voice and the sublime melody but, for me, this will always be the song that made me realise that I was truly loved and that I loved unconditionally. The argument was completely forgotten after that and we were married sometime later…..
The first time I heard Love of My Life it reduced me to tears but they were joyful, these days it still has the same effect but they’re tears of pain. The memories that the song evokes are happy ones but there’s a line that fill me with terrible bitterness every time I hear it:
“When I grow older, I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you”
We didn’t get to grow old together because cancer took my husband when I was 48. He’s no longer at my side to remind me how he still loves me and I no longer feel loved because the love of my life was taken from me.

  16 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Take/Taking

  1. November 4, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for sharing. It’s painful to share such memories which bring joy and tears.

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  2. November 4, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful you can’t beat Queen for magical songs. I chose Take my Breath Away written sung and produced by the wonderful Freddie. Sending you hugs 💜💖

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  3. November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful song and post.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. November 4, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Just listening to it now on YouTube. I didn’t know this song at all! It is such a pretty song. The version I am listening to is a live performance and the audience are all singing along to it. Soooooo nice!

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  5. Dodge
    November 4, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Very moving and very brave. In our early years we are fed the happily ever after only to find that reality is rather different.
    It’s cruel that love binds two people together yet the inevitability of death results in such pain.
    Stay strong my good friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you Dodge. There was no happily ever after but there was a lot of happiness so at least I can say I had that even though it’s now gone. Hugs xx


  6. November 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Great choice, made extra special because of its mega meaning to you. I’m listening to the same version as crushedcaramel I think. It is marvellous!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. November 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I joined crushcaramel and Peter listening to a version where the crowd joins in singing with Freddie. Absolutely beautiful <3. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. November 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I didn’t know this song, thanks for sharing. We are going to see Bohemian Rhapsody as a family. Glad our kids want to share the experience with us.

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