Leon Russell’s Heartfelt “A Song For You” Ballad Will Take You Back In Time…

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The only thing that Leon Russell needed was a mic and a piano to deliver heart wrenching ballads like this “A Song For You” performance from 1971. The crowd is so silent in this video listening to one of the greatest love ballads ever written, you could hear a pin drop- that is what Leon could do to a crowd.

“An’ I know your image of me, is what I hope to be. I treated you unkindly, but darlin’, can’t you see?”

Coming from a broken and regretful man, the song’s lyrics plead a second chance to a woman that he never treated right as they sit alone in a room together. As you listen to the song you cannot help but sympathize with Leon as pours his true soul to the woman he loves so much…

Interesting Fact:  Russell began playing piano at the age of four.

Our favorite way to listen to the emotional lyrics in this song is with our eyes closed, letting the words shower over our broken or half-broken hearts pretending it comes from that one person that took our soul without even looking… Enjoy this absolutely stunning ballad by the great Leon Russell.

+ A Song For You Lyrics +

I’ve been so many places
In my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs
I’ve made some bad rhymes

I’ve acted out my life in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we’re alone now
An’ I’m singing this song to you

An’ I know your image of me
Is what I hope to be
I treated you unkindly
But darlin’, can’t you see?

There’s no one more important to me
Darlin’, can’t you please see through me?
‘Cause we’re alone now
An’ I’m singing this song to you

You taught me precious secrets
Of the truth withholding nothing
You came out in front
An’ I was hiding

But now I’m so much better
An’ if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody
‘Cause my love in there hiding

I’ll love you in a place
Where there’s no space and time
I’ll love you for my life
You are a friend of mine

An’ when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone
An’ I was singing this song to you

But I’ll love you in a place
Where there’s no space and time
I’ll love you for my life
You are a friend of mine

An’ when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone
An’ I was singing this song for you

We were alone
An’ I was singing this song for you
We were alone
An’ I was singing that song
Singing this song for you

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