This week Jim Adams has prompted us with choosing songs involving Above | Below | Between for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.
There is a lot of irony in this story of three individuals related to these songs. Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens released “Just Between the Two of Us” in 1966 and Merle Haggard recorded “Somewhere Between” in 1967.
Merle Haggard was married 5 times and had 4 children. Merle’s second wife was Bonnie Owens. Some years earlier, Bonnie had met Buck Owens at age 15. Bonnie & Buck married in 1948 and moved to Bakersfield, California where they launched both of their singing careers. Of course, they later divorced. Bonnie was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 1965 and Merle & Bonnie were married later that year. He credits her for helping him make his big break as a country artist. They share writing credit for his hit “Today I Started Loving You Again”. Bonnie dedicated herself to the care of Merle’s children from his first marriage & continued to be a back-up singer for his band, The Strangers. Merle & Bonnie divorced in 1978 and Bonnie was the maid of honor for his third marriage. She continued to tour with him after their divorce.
Just had to throw this in to complete the story with the triangle of Merle, Bonnie & Buck.
I thought this couple was just adorable & wanted to share with everyone!
Somewhere between your heart and mine There's a window that I can't see through There's a wall so high it reaches the sky Somewhere between me and you I love you so much I can't let you go And sometimes I believe you love me But somewhere between your heart and mine There's a door without any key Somewhere between your heart and mine There's a love I can't understand It's there for a while then it fades like a smile And I'm left in the middle again Somewhere between your heart and mine There's a window that I can't see through There's a wall so high it reaches the sky Somewhere between me and you Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Gene Simmons / Vini Poncia Somewhere Between lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Just between the two of us, we know our love is gone People think it's wonderful our love can be so true You never say an angry word no matter what I do And you have so much faith in me you trust me anywhere But the reason if they only knew is that we just don't care Just between the two of us, let's give up this fantasy For we no longer care enough to even disagree Everybody envies us and the way we get along But just between the two of us, we know our love is gone Wish we could go back again to days that used to be We fought a lot but even then I knew you cared for me Now we get along so well no teardrops ever fall But there's no love, no anything, there's nothing left at all Just between the two of us, let's give up this fantasy For we no longer care enough to even disagree Everybody envies us and the way we get along But just between the two of us, we know our love is gone Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Anderson Just Between the Two of Us lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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