Leon Russell - A Song For You - Live 1970

Leon Russell - A Song For You - Live 1970




Another excerpt from the 1971 "Homewood Sessions" featuring Leon Russell and a few good friends such as Don Nix and Furry Lewis. Furry can be seen several times throughout the video. This song is, in many people's opinion, one of the finest ballads ever written

From the video, Leon Russell & Friends - "Homewood Sessions" Live at Vine Street Theater, Hollywood, California, USA. Originally aired in 1971 on PBS, actually KCET in Los Angeles at the Vine Street Theater on Hollywood and Vine, a theater with a little studio in the back part of the building, which is not there anymore. They shot 6 hours, but only broadcast 1 hour, unscripted and unrehearsed. It was the first national "stereo" rock-and-roll TV broadcast - that's why Leon agreed to do it.




Studio Version:




Lyrics

Well I've been a lot places in my life and time I've sung a lot of songs and I've made some bad rhymes I acted out my life in stages With ten thousand people watching Now we're alone and I am singing my song for you

And I know your image of me is what I hope to be I've treated you unkindly but darling can't you see There's no one more important to me So darling can't you please see through me 'Cause we're alone now and I'm singin' my song for you

Well you taught me precious secrets of a truth, withholdin' nothin' You came out in front but I was hiding And now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together Just listen to the melody for my love's in there hiding

And I love you in a place where there's no space or time I love you for my life, you are a friend of mine And when my life is over, remember when we were together We were alone and I was singin' my song for you

Well you taught me precious secrets of a truth, withholdin' nothin' You came out in front but I was hiding And now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together Listen to the melody for my love is in there hiding

And I love you in a place where there's no space or time I've loved you for my life, you are a friend of mine And when my life is over, remember when we were together We were alone and I was singin' my song for you We were alone and I was singin' my song for you

Songwriters: Willie Nelson A Song for You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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