What is this thing called love?

What Is This Thing Called Love? by Cole Porter

I was a humdrum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the Lord in Heaven above
What is this thing called love?

You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
‘Til somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winter’s chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still?

Lyrics via Metro Lyrics.com

“What is this thing called love? That’s why I ask the Lord in Heaven above, what is this thing called love?”  So mysterious. What is it that makes people fall in love with each other, pheromones?  Recognition of souls?  The other person has the attributes that we are missing?  Oh well, this song makes me want to fall in love.

I love the music that go along with the lyrics. Here’s Ella Fitzgerald on You Tube via carinaG Sorensen:

Cole Porter wrote many other great songs that are so romantic.  I really like the movie De-Lovely with Kevin Kline as Cole Porter and Ashley Judd as his wife Linda. OK, you tell me, what is this thing called love? And what are some of your favorite Cole Porter songs?

A little extra Cole Porter song, “Night and Day” by Billie Holliday on You Tube via RoundMidnight TV:

 

 

Coleporter via wikipedia

Cole Porter

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill.  Cole Porter image via Wikipedia.

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