LOVE NEVER FAILS

Love never fails me It never failed me yet Ye know love Never gave me fret It’s one thing I know Time has told me so

Truth is the kingdom A reign that is safe and sound Ye know truth Is reliable ground It’s the same growing up As it is coming down

Hope never holds me It never held me down Ye know hope Wears eternity’s crown Sees good in the bad And accepts what is found
Love never fails

And greed is our jailer It keeps our failure in shoes Yes greed is humanity’s bruise For everyone who wins big Many millions will lose
Love never fails

If love isn’t the way, then what is? Occasionally I slip into a mind of cynicism, but after a while it hurts. Once I recognise it, I immediately try to get out of it, it’s hard. Being negative and cynical is addictive, it won’t let go until it’s replaced with its opposite: love!

It took a long time to write this song btw, it had a lengthy evolution. When I added an instrumental that I had written for a Colin Broderick movie called Emerald City, it came together, I whistled the second part of the instrumental, because I was playing the guitar at the time, we ended up keeping that, and playing the rest on the piano. Fred Parcells added his lovely trombone part, and Gerry somehow got his guitar to sound like an oboe. Still the song was almost left off the album, but Gerry thought it had a charm, and Fred liked it too, Fred is as sound as a pound, and if he likes it, that’s good enough for me. This song sounds like a black and white song to me, like something from Revolver, our favourite Beatles album, Dick Connette (StorySound) and myself, I used to sing “For No One” with a string quartet, I like to imagine “LNF” fills that position on Terrible Good .