The sky may be starless
The night may be moonless,
But deep in my heart there’s a glow
For deep in my heart, I know that you love me;
You love me because you told me so
Love letters straight from your heart
Keep us so near while apart
I’m not alone in the night
When I can have all the love you write
I’ve memorized every line
I kiss the name that you sign
and darling, then I read again right from the start
Love letters, straight from your heart
There are so many versions of this sing. I’ve posted the original but I first learned about this song when my husband got me the Diana Krall live from Paris DVD when we were still dating. Her love letters has a lot more instrumental stuff in it and it’s amazing. Also amazing is the version of this song that I heard for the very first time tonight as I was looking for this song on you tube. Ketty Lester’s version adds a bluesy feel to it, even though she gets rid of the entire opening lyric.
Anyway, this relates to parenting because this is in the rotation of 4 or 5 songs that I sing to Indy while I’m putting him down for the night. Tonight, he requested this song specifically. “Sing the song about I love you.” And when I sang the part that goes “You love me, because you told me so….” Indy always tells me he loves me and then promptly falls asleep. If he’s still awake by the time I sing “I kiss the name that you sign” He gives me a little kiss on the lips. It’s soooo sweet!
I think I originally sang this to him because I wanted to sing a song about me and Keith. And when he asks me what this song is about, I tell him it’s about me and his father and how we used to live far apart and how Keith used to write me letters all the time. He seems satisfied with that answer.