And this song goes out to the one I love.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 13, 2012
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And you can tell everybody that this is your song.

Share this with the one you’d like to love. I’ve sung this, too loudly, many a time, in the shower, with an old young lover, on my bicycle.

And you can tell everybody that this is your song and maybe quite simple but now that it’s done hope you don’t mind I hope you don’t mind I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you’re in the world:

Ewan McGregor singing “Your Song” in the film Moulin Rouge. Plácido Domingo lends his voice to this song as well. Moulin Rouge was written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. “Your Song”, originally recorded by Elton John, was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.


It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

Another Moulin Rouge favorite:

How much for your love? A painful song of betrayal.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “And this song goes out to the one I love.”

  1. @bellemusic says:

    The movie Moulin Rouge is one of my favorites too. The way Moulin Rouge orchestrates classic songs is really great; it's touching emotionally in a really epic way. I would say the "weirdness" of Moulin Rouge is fantastic.