Looking from a window above, it’s like a story of love

Bless those episodic memories. Those vivid recollections summoned by something as simple as a song like this, the UK’s Christmas Number One in 1983.

And so you return to an age of nimbleness. A bow, a curtsy, a roguish grin… a wildly interpretive minuet. While you reach for the soul of the one before you. And candidly croon, “Only you.”

Only You

Looking from a window above
It’s like a story of love
Can you hear me?
Came back only yesterday
Moving further away
Won’t you hear me?

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
All I ever knew
Only you

Sometimes when I think of your name
And it’s only a game
And I need you.
Listening to the words that you say
Getting harder to stay
When I see you.

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
All I ever knew
Only you

This is gonna take a long time
And I wonder what’s mine
Can’t take no more.
Wonder if you’ll understand
It’s just the touch of your hand
Behind a closed door.

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
All I ever knew
Only you

Written by Vince Clarke and (with Alison Moyet) recorded by Yazoo, the song was a British hit in 1982. But it was this, the Flying Pickets’ a cappella version, that does the time travelin’.

 

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