It’s Song Lyric Sunday again with Jim Adams of A Unique Title for Me. This week we are to choose a song with the words Heaven/Hell in the title or lyrics. I chose If I Ever Lose This Heaven by Quincy Jones.

Lyrics

If you’re foolin’ only foolin’
All I ask is why
If you’re playin’ all I’m sayin’
Feelins’ sure can lie

If your lyin’ keep on lyin’
Don’t tell the truth don’t you dare (don’t you dare)
‘Cause you can’t drop me ’cause you still got me
After takin’ me way up there

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
I f I ever lose this heaven
If I ever, ever ever lose this heaven
Oh oh oh oh oh
I’ll never be the same
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
I f I ever lose this heaven
If I ever, ever ever lose this heaven
Oh oh oh oh oh
I’ll never be the same

When you kind extra kind
Then suddenly you’re cross
You’re so moody you get to me
Still can’t turn you off
You’re fascinating, more fascinating
Than the dark side of the moon
You’re so exciting that I’m rewriting
The book of love called you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
I f I ever lose this heaven
If I ever, ever ever lose this heaven
Oh oh oh oh oh
I’ll never be the same
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
I f I ever lose this heaven
If I ever, ever ever lose this heaven
Oh oh oh oh oh
I’ll never be the same
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
I f I ever lose this heaven
If I ever, ever ever lose this heaven
Oh oh oh oh oh
I’ll never be the same
(Fade)

Songriters: Leon Ware, Pamela Joan Sawyer

The Story

I had a hard time finding out the particulars of this song, but a ton of info about Leon Ware who wrote it along with Pamela Joan Sawyer. And volumes about Quincy Jones, of course. If I Ever Lose This Heaven came off of the Body Heat album which was released in 1974. Since then it’s been covered by amny artists, including the Average White Band, Sergio Mendes, Nancy Wilson, and countless others.

Quincy Delight Jones (born March 14, 1933) is a Grammy Award-winning musician and record producer, perhaps best known for his work alongside the likes of Michael JacksonRay Charles and Frank Sinatra.

He is also a composer, conductor, arranger, film/television producer, and humanitarian whose astounding career spans over six decades of dedicated work.

As of 2019, he has a record 79 Grammy nominations and 28 Grammy awards altogether.

Leon Ware (February 16, 1940 – February 23, 2017) was an American music artist, songwriter and composer.

Besides a solo career as a performer, Ware was best known for producing hits for other artists including Michael JacksonQuincy JonesMaxwellMinnie Riperton and Marvin Gaye, co-producing the latter’s album, I Want You.



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