- Today by Jefferson Airplane from the first album, Surrealistic Pillow
- Layla by Eric Clapton with Derek and The Dominoes,
Eric Clapton was hopelessly in love with Patti Harrison, wife of the Beatles' George Harrison. He had tried several times to convince her to leave her marriage to be with him, to no avail. Layla was Clapton's last ditch effort to persuade Patti and convince her of his love. Even this proved unsuccessful, however. In despair, Clapton went on a heroin binge that lasted a few years.
After Clapton went through rehab for his addiction, Patti and he began a relationship (her marriage to George Harrison had ended) which culminated in their marriage in 1979.
- Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
|Who wouldn't want to get higher with him!|
- Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Better than anything else that I've tried.
This is a song that celebrates how great love makes you feel. This is from her album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, wow what a great title, and what a great metaphor for love.
- Love Story by Taylor Swift
- If I Ever Lose My Faith in You by Sting
- True Companion by Mark Cohn
"Here's a tune that I wrote in the back seat of a cab going to meet my girlfriend. I'd been living with her for about seven years and all she asked me the last three was, 'How come we're not yet?'" (female audience members murmur knowingly) "I didn't really have the answer and I wrote this before I knew that I was ready to be a married man. Songs kind of tell you where you're at sometimes. I sang this tune to her in the restaurant and I was excited because I thought it was a great lyric and she was excited because she thought it was a proposal." (laughter) "Men are scum!" (more laughter) "OK, I'm scum. But it worked out in the end. We did get married and we have a baby boy now, six months old." (lots of applause)
- Come to Me by The Goo Goo Dolls
- All I Need is a Miracle by Mike and the Mechanics
About the author:
Cara Bertoia is the author of Cruise Quarters - A Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships. Her novel is really a travelogue, a narrative, a romance, a self-help manual for gambling and cruising, and a real-life story all rolled into one funny, obsessive, and entertaining story of two people whose separate life journeys meet at a crossroads. Kindle Fire Dept. says, "This novel is a gem that is nothing short of a vacation in a book!"She would be happy to Skype with any book club reading Cruise Quarters. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org read more blog posts at carabertoia.blogspot.com
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Ray and Cara have also produced the number one guide on walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
The Desert Woman calls it inspiring.
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