Do you believe there’s magic in words and music? – Boston: “More Than A Feeling”

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I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

It’s more than a feeling
(More than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play
(More than a feeling)
I begin dreaming
(More than a feeling)
‘Til I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
As clear as the sun in the summer sky

It’s more than a feeling
(More than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play
(More than a feeling)
I begin dreaming
(More than a feeling)
‘Til I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

When I’m tired and thinking cold
I hide in my music, forget the day
And dream of a girl I used to know
I closed my eyes and she slipped away
She slipped away

It’s more than a feeling
(More than a feeling)
When I hear that old song they used to play
(More than a feeling)
I begin dreaming
(More than a feeling)
‘Til I see Marianne walk away

-Tom Scholz 1976

     If ever there was proof of the magic that is in words and music “More Than A Feeling” by the legendary Boston is it. This song evokes such strong feelings in so many people that I know, myself included. Every time I hear the opening notes of this song I am transported away back to 1976 when I was but 12 years old and there was so much ahead of me. You can close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, smell the summer in the air, and FEEL the music and words permeate your entire being. This is a song made for the love of making music and it shows.

     It took Tom Sholz FIVE YEARS to write this song. The elements that came together on the recording were: Tom Scholz – acoustic guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar/Brad Delp – vocals/Sib Hashian – drums, there was true magic in the studio then.

     Thank you guys for this eternal gift and the memories that have been built around it.

     it’s “More Than A Feeling”

     -the Hellion

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