I Believe in You

19 Apr

From the Gentle Giant, the great troubadour Don Williams, the Platinum hit from 1980, I Believe in You.

I can’t help but smile when I hear this song. Perhaps I identify with the lyrics and the kun-NECK-shun that they make.

I don’t believe in superstars,
Organic food and foreign cars.
I don’t believe the price of gold;
The certainty of growing old.
That right is right and left is wrong,
That north and south can’t get along.
That east is east and west is west.
And being first is always best.

But I believe in love.
I believe in babies.
I believe in Mom and Dad.
And I believe in you.

Well, I don’t believe that heaven waits,
For only those who congregate.
I like to think of God as love:
He’s down below, He’s up above.
He’s watching people everywhere.
He knows who does and doesn’t care.
And I’m an ordinary man,
Sometimes I wonder who I am.

But I believe in love.
I believe in music.
I believe in magic.
And I believe in you.

Well, I know with all my certainty,
What’s going on with you and me,
Is a good thing.
It’s true, I believe in you.

I don’t believe virginity,
Is as common as it used to be.
In working days and sleeping nights,
That black is black and white is white.
That Superman and Robin Hood,
Are still alive in Hollywood.
That gasoline’s in short supply,
The rising cost of getting by.

But I believe in love.
I believe in old folks.
I believe in children.
I believe in you.

But I believe in love.
I believe in babies.
I believe in Mom and Dad.
And I believe in you.


Posted by on April 19, 2008 in Country, kun-neck-shuns, music dudes


9 responses to “I Believe in You

  1. shrewspeaks

    April 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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  2. Little Deb

    April 20, 2008 at 5:48 am

    I love Don Williams! He’s one of those artists that I never get tired of listening to. Hopefully your spotlighting him will gain some new fans. He also had the nickname “The Gentle Giant”. Here’s another one of my favorites. Good Ole Boys Like Me.

    Do you remember this guy? His nickname in the industry was “The Voice”.

    Vern Gosdin – If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong

    One more, because you brought up some great country music memories from a time when I was rediscovering it. So many great voices back then. What ever happened to Earl Thomas Conley?

    Holding Her and Loving You

    Sorry if I’m sidetracking too much. Just delete me if so.

  3. Little Deb

    April 20, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Well duh. You already said the gentle giant. sorry.

  4. music maven

    April 20, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Sorry ’bout that Shrew, fixed now.

    Yes, Lil’ Deb I loved ETC and Vern Gosden, as well. Throw in a little Eddie Raven with that, as well.

    Joe Sure Knows How to Live>

    He’s actually from Maurice, LA, just south of Lafayette where I grew up. I worked with his sister-in-law years ago.

    I’d also throw in a little T. Graham Brown, too.

    Hell or High Water

    Still don’t beat Conway, though. And, I haven’t forgotten….

  5. shrewspeaks

    April 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    He’s a little on the twangy side for me, but the quality of his voice is extraordinary. His smooth tones gliding from such a deep tone to a sweet expressive “believe”.

  6. Little Deb

    April 21, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Oooh, good stuff MM. I haven’t thought of those two in a while. I especially like T. Graham Brown’s Tell It Like It Used to Be.

    Sorry in advance for the following twang Shrew.

    Do you remember this guy?

    John Conlee – Rose Colored Glasses

    And since we mentioned The Gentle Giant and The Voice, how about The Story Teller?

    Tom T. Hall – Clayton Delaney

    and this one is my all time Tom T. favorite. I love his lyrics.

    “Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes.
    God bless little children while they’re still too young to hate”

    Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine

  7. ivoryhut

    April 22, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Talk about ku-NECK-shun! One of the songs we did the other night was “Lay Down Beside Me.”

    Hmmm … were you anywhere near Brooklyn last Sunday evening? 🙂

  8. shoeaddict

    May 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I love this song. I love Conway and T. Graham Brown. I grew up on all of this music, too. I’m from LA. I found you at the “Stuff Cajun Peaople like” blog.

  9. Ivory

    January 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Still right on point 30 yrs later…!!! I believe in You.


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