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Old 11-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #1384
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Lennon completed "I'm Losing You" in mid-1980 while in Bermuda after trying to call wife Yoko Ono but not being able to get through..His annoyance became a jumping off point for a deeper examination of the state of his marriage.. The lyrics acknowledge that the relationship is in trouble, and Lennon admits that he has hurt his wife, but he also resents the fact that she won't let him live down his mistakes.. He also claims that those mistakes occurred long ago..The opening line in the song has the singer wondering why he went to the room of a "stranger" for comfort.. It is left ambiguous whether the stranger is someone other than his lover, or whether the stranger is actually his lover, to whom he has become so alienated that she seems like a stranger.. In another line, "do you still have to carry that cross?," the singer uses The Passion as a metaphor for his lover's refusal to forgive him...Another line from the song is "here in the valley of indecision/I don't know what to do".. This is a reference to the title of the 1945 movie The Valley of Decision..At one point, "I'm Losing You" was planned as a single, but after Lennon's murder it was shelved as being "eerily inappropriate"..Shortly after writing the song, Lennon explained to son Sean that he was often indecisive as a result of the pain he suffered when having to choose which parent to live with when his parents separated.."I'm Losing You" was first recorded with the Double Fantasy session musicians on 18 August 1980, but Lennon was dissatisfied with this performance and so a third recording was made on 26 August.. which was released on Double Fantasy.. A horn arrangement was overdubbed on 5 September, but this was ultimately deleted from the released version of the song.. .Lennon's vocal was recorded on 22 September..

Jealousy is often reinforced as a series of particularly strong emotions and constructed as a universal human experience; it has been a theme of many artistic works. Psychologists have proposed several models of the processes underlying jealousy and have identified factors that result in jealousy.. Sociologists have demonstrated that cultural beliefs and values play an important role in determining what triggers jealousy and what constitutes socially acceptable expressions of jealousy. Biologists have identified factors that may unconsciously influence the expression of jealousy. Artists have explored the theme of jealousy in photographs, paintings, movies, songs, plays, poems, and books.. Theologians have offered religious views of jealousy based on the scriptures of their respective faiths... man of my dreams has almost faded now.. The one I have created in my mind.. The sort of man each woman dreams of, in the deepest and most secret reaches of her heart.. I can almost see him now before me.. What would I say to him if he were really here? "Forgive me.. I have never known this feeling.. I have lived without it all my life.. Is it any wonder, then, I failed to recognise you? You, who brought it to me for the first time.. Is there any way that I can tell you how my life has changed?. Any way at all to let you know what sweetness you have given me?. There is so much to say...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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