Thursday, November 10, 2011

Phyllis Hyman - Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)


Someone dear to me called me this morning around 6:00am to sing this to me. It has been on his mind for a few months. I was quite moved. I have been so careless with understanding the depth of his love for me.

Be careful how you treat my love
Don't you know good love is hard to find
Be careful how you use my love
Just be kind to this heart of mine

Darling, you've been careless
For the past few months
It's time you realize how much you stand to lose
Love don't grow on trees
You should have learned by now
Once you find real love
Never, never let it go

Be careful how you treat my love
Don't you know good love is hard to find
Be careful how you use my love
Just be kind to this heart of mine

My love is strong and true
I've given it all to you
Don't be foolish now and throw it away
What I'm trying to say
Let's be more aware
Of this thing we've got

Be careful how you treat my love
Don't you know good love is hard to find
Be careful how you use my love
Just be kind to this heart of mind

Be careful how you treat my love
Don't you know good love is hard to find
Be careful how you use my love
Just be kind to this heart of mind

This love we have

4 comments:

bayoucreole said...

Wow! Ida been moved as well. I love Phyllis Hyman

Lovebabz said...

Hello Bayoucreole,

I thought I knew all of her songs... this one got passed me.

Big Mark 243 said...

I used to have a crush on Phyllis Hyman... and I could tell a story of my own to these lyrics...

Moanerplicity said...

I loved her. I truly did. Her voice, her presence, & what I knew of her essence, I loved them. It seems now her song choices were always giving us clues to her needs & soul's desires. Sad that most of us couldn't see that & know how sad & troubled she was.


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