I Will Be Faithful

I Will Be Faithful

I have picked a song for today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme that it took me a very long time to warm to. When this track “Truly Madly Deeply” from Savage Garden, was first released, there was something about the sound that chafed with me. It had quite a lot of radio play, and I remember switching radio stations because I did not want to hear it again.

But years after it’s release, I remember an afternoon when I was in bed fighting a ghastly bout of flu, and feeling very sleepy. I heard this song and I did truly enjoy it. I checked the lyrics and was quite charmed by a verse in the middle of the song:

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,

I’ll make a wish, send it to heaven then make you want to cry

The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty

That we’re surrounded by the comfort and protection of the highest powers

In lonely hours

The tears devour you

Truly Madly Deeply (SAVAGE GARDEN)

I also read that the song was written during a time the band were sent from Brisbane to Sydney to write and record new music. Apparently, while away, Darren Hayes missed his wife and family so much he was prompted to write a song to express those feelings. Well, learning that, how could I not like his sentiments?

The song was a big hit in the charts, receiving endless radio play – leading the likes of me to switch it over when I heard it!! However, I now have a rekindled fondness for the song and I think it is a very sweet expression of longing for someone you love.

Credits: Darren Stanley Hayes and Daniel Jones

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need

I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do
I will be strong
I will be faithful
'Cause I'm counting on
A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning, yeah

I wanna stand with you on a mountain
I wanna bathe with you in the sea
I wanna lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish, send it to heaven then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty
That we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of the highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you

I wanna stand with you on a mountain
I wanna bathe with you in the sea
I wanna lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Oh, can you see it, baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'Cause it's standing right before you
All that you need will surely come

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need

I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do
(I love you)

I wanna stand with you on a mountain
I wanna bathe with you in the sea
I wanna lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

I wanna stand with you on a mountain
I wanna bathe with you in the sea
I want to live like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

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