Love of My Life: a song for all of us

I wrote this song in March of 1991, between episodes of breast cancer. Rich and I were long since together, and we had married that previous December. To me, this is about determination, and it’s a song I wished I could have written much earlier. It is a song for all who are still looking for true love in this maddening world.

This is me and the real Curly Connor in a stone archway at Grey Towers, Milford PA. Curly Connor, my second dog from GDF, was with me the longest of my guide dogs and through both episodes of breast cancer: photo by Rich Hill.

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Lyrics to Love of My Life

words and music by Donna W. Hill

3/12/91, Col. #10, 1991

Chorus

No matter how long it takes me,
I’m gonna keep right on looking for you,
Yeah, you, Love of my life,

No matter how far away it makes me go,
I’m gonna keep right on going for you,
Yeah, you, Love of my life.

Verse #1

House full of strangers, street full of fools,
Ignoring all the dangers and breaking all the rules,
Here in the free world, more and more it seems,
You can go with the flow, if you want to, And drown in the mainstream.

Verse #2

Pounding the pavement day after day,
So many people with nothing much to say,
Caught in a maze without any clue,
If I weren’t looking for you, what would I be doing?

Verse #3

I know you’re out there just like me,
Searching for someone who’s willing to be,
Shoulder to shoulder, partners and friends,
We might find each other just around the next bend.

About Donna W. Hill

Donna W. Hill is a writer, speaker, animal lover and avid knitter from Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. Her first novel, The Heart of Applebutter Hill, is an adventure-mystery with excursions into fantasy for general audiences. Professionals in the fields of education and the arts have endorsed it as a diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying resource for junior high through college. A songwriter with three albums, Hill provided educational and motivational programs in the Greater Philadelphia area for fifteen years before moving to the mountains. Her essay, "Satori Green" appears in Richard Singer's Now, Embracing the Present Moment (2010, O-Books), and her cancer-survivor story is in Dawn Colclasure’s On the Wings of Pink Angels (2012). From 2009 through 2013, Hill was an online journalist for numerous publications, covering topics ranging from nature, health care and accessibility to music, knitting and chocolate. She is an experienced talk show guest and guest blogger and presents workshops about writing and her novel for school, university, community and business groups. The Heart of Applebutter Hill is available in print and e-versions at Amazon, B&N, Apple, Sony, Smashwords, Create Space and other outlets. It is also available through Bookshare for readers with print disabilities.
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7 Responses to Love of My Life: a song for all of us

  1. fun4thedisabled says:

    This song makes me smile. I don’t know if I will ever find someone but I am not going to stop looking!

    On Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 4:46 PM The Heart of Applebutter Hill wrote:

    > Donna W. Hill posted: “I wrote this song in March of 1991, between > episodes of breast cancer. Rich and I were long since together, and we had > married that previous December. To me, this is about determination, and > it’s a song I wished I could have written much earlier. It is a ” >

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dgkaye says:

    That was beautiful Donna. A beautiful song You are such a warrior woman. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Carole Bryan says:

    Donna, sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Just want you to know that I enjoyed listening to your music! Once again, you have reminded me how much I love hearing you sing!

    Liked by 1 person

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