Rock Ballad of the Week: John Lennon “Grow Old With Me”

[Verse 1]
Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be

When our time has come
We will be as one
God bless our love
God bless our love

[Verse 2]
Grow old along with me
Two branches of one tree
Face the setting Sun
When the day is done
God bless our love
God bless our love

[Bridge]
Spending our lives together
Man and wife together
World without end
World without end

[Verse 3]
Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love
God bless our love

*Songwriters: John Lennon

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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history.[3] In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist and as Ono’s collaborator.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of The Week: Blues Edition: Keith Urban and Buddy Guy “One Day Away”

Every moment has a meaning
And time is a precious thing
When we wake up in the morning
Who knows what it’s gonna bring?

Life rearranges
All of our best laid plans
Better say what’s in your heart
You might not get another chance

So tell them you love them
And do it today
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wish one day away
Don’t wish one day away, oh no

If you’ve taken folks for granted
Think they’ll always be around
It’s too late to say you’re sorry
When they’re sleeping in the ground

So tell them you love them
And do it today
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wish one day away
Don’t wish one day away

Of all the things we left undone
For the words we’re meant to say
What if we could all have just one more day?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

So tell them you love them
And do it today
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wish one day away
No, no, no, no, no, no
Don’t wish one day away

*Writer(s): Richard Fleming, Wenston Scott Holt, Thomas Jay Hambridge

Rock Ballad of the Week: Robert Plant and Jimmy Page “Thank You”

If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
When mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me

Kind woman, I give you my all
Kind woman, nothing more

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain
Tears of loves lost in the days gone by
My love is strong, with you there is no wrong
Together we shall go until we die
My, my, my inspiration is what you are to me
Inspiration look, see

And so today, my world it smiles
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles
Thanks to you it will be done
For you to me are the only one
Happiness, no more be sad

Happiness, I’m glad

If the sun refused to shine
I would still be loving you
Mountains crumble to the sea
There will still be you and me

*Writer/s: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

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No Quarter is a live album by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released by Atlantic Records on 14 October 1994. The long-awaited reunion between Jimmy Page and Robert Plant occurred on a 90-minute “UnLedded” MTV project, recorded in MoroccoWales, and London. It was not a reunion of Led Zeppelin, however, as former bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones was not present. In fact, Jones was not even told about the reunion by his former bandmates. He later commented that he was unhappy about Plant and Page naming the album after “No Quarter“, a Led Zeppelin song which was largely his work.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: Tedeschi Trucks Band “All That I Need”

You’ve given me faith
But love isn’t fearful
You found the words
That I couldn’t say
You touched my hand when I walked away
Just when I thought you were gone
You came back, back in my life like a song

You, you’re all I want
And all that I need
Time’s wasting away
I’m down on my knees
Love is all we need be

Another day, a fear of sorrow
There’s nothing to lose
There’s always tomorrow
But with you standing here
I found my way
Just when I thought you were gone
You came back, back in my life like a song

You, you’re all I want
And all that I need
And when you smile
Smile with your heart
It’s plain to see

From the path on which we passed
I can see it clear as glass
There is eternity
In the things we cannot see
For the answer lies
Within a simple grain of sand

Just when I thought you were gone
You came back, back in my life like a song

You, you’re all I want
And all that I need
Time’s wasting away
I’m down on my knees

You, you’re all I want
And all that I need
And when you smile
Smile with your heart
It’s plain to see

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Writer(s): Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedesch

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The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an American blues and blues rock group based in JacksonvilleFlorida. Formed in 2010, the band is led by married couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Their debut album, Revelator (2011), won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. The band has released four studio and two live albums

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand,
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand,
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
For I can’t help falling in love with you

*Songwriters: Creatore Luigi / Peretti Hugo / Creatore Luigi / Peretti Hugo

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “The King”.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of The Week: Peter Frampton “I’m In You”

I don’t care where I go when I’m with you
When I cry you don’t laugh cause you know meI’m in you
You’re in me
You gave me the love, the love that I never hadYou and I don’t pretend; we make love
I can’t feel anymore than I’m singingI’m in you
You’re in me
You gave me the love, the love that I never hadCome so far when you think
you think back
You can’t buy what we made, you and II’m in you
You’re in me
You gave me the love, the love that I never had

*Songwriters: Peter Kenneth Frampton

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Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and the Herd. After the end of his ‘group’ career, as a solo artist, Frampton released several albums including his international breakthrough album, the live release Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold more than 8 million copies in the United States and spawned several hit singles. Since then he has released several other albums. He has also worked with Ringo Starrthe Who‘s John EntwistleDavid Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others.

*source: Wikipedia

Rock Ballad of the Week: Steeler “Serenade”

Daybreak, Heartache – I’m leaving you once more
A lonely smile across the miles is what I’m living for
Swiftly through our finger, the sands of time will flow
And much too soon I’ll have to go

But I’ll sing to you again
Across the midnight wind
Forever I will sing this serenade

I’ll sing to you again
Across the midnight wind
Forever I will sing this serenade

Together Forever – the shadow & the flame
Turn my head towards the sky and call your name

Someday say you’ll stay – my love is yours to hold
Destiny will let our dreams unfold

But I’ll sing to you again
Across the midnight wind
Forever I will sing this serenade

I’ll sing to you again
Across the midnight wind
Forever I will sing this serenade

Forever forever forever
Forever I will sing this serenade
Forever forever forever

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songwriters: Franz Schubert/ Arr. Goran Sollscher

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Steeler was an early 1980s American heavy metal band best known for featuring Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen upon his arrival in the United States. The band was founded in 1981 in Nashville, Tennessee by vocalist Ron Keel and released a sole album on Shrapnel Records in 1983 before morphing into Keel.

*source: Wikipedia