re:verse : “As” – Stevie Wonder


Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… why critique that which has established perfection at its own necessary conception… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking

“As,” Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

As around the sun the Earth knows she’s revolving,
And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May,
Just as hate knows love’s the cure, you can rest your mind assured,
That I’ll be loving you always.

As now can’t reveal the mystery of tomorrow,
But in passing will grow older every day,
Just as all that’s born is new, do know – what I say is true,
That I’ll be loving you always.

(Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky) Always…
(Until the ocean covers every mountain high) Always…
(Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea) Always…
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream!

Did you know that true love asks for nothing?
Her acceptance is the way we pay.
Did you know that life has given love a guarantee,
To last through forever and another day?

Just as time knew to move on since the beginning,
And the seasons know exactly when to change,
Just as kindness knows no shame, know through all your joy and pain,
That I’ll be loving you always.

As today I know I’m living, but tomorrow,
Could make me the past, but that I mustn’t fear.
For I’ll know deep in my mind, the love of me I’ve left behind,
‘Cause I’ll be loving you always.

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(Until the day is night and night becomes the day) Always…
(Until the trees and seas just up and fly away) Always…
(Until the day that eight times eight times eight is four) Always…
Until the day that is the day there are no more!

Did you know you’re loved by somebody?
(Until the day the Earth starts turning right to left) Always…
(Until the Earth just for the sun denies itself) I’ll be loving you forever!
(Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through) Always…
Until the day that you are me and I am you!

Always…
(Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky) Always…
(Until the ocean covers every mountain high) Always…

We all know sometimes life’s hates and troubles,
Can make you wish you were born in another time and space.
But you can bet your life – times that and twice it’s double,
That God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed.
So make sure when you say you’re in it, but not of it,
You’re not helpin’ to make this Earth a place that is sometimes called Hell. Change your words, into truths; and then change that truth into love! And maybe our children’s grandchildren and their great-grandchildren will tell! I’ll be loving you…

Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky…
Until the ocean covers every mountain high…
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea…
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream…
Until the day is night and night becomes the day…
Until the trees and seas just up, up and fly away…
Until the day that eight times eight times eight is four…
Until the day that is the day that are no more…
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left…
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself…
‘Til Mother Nature says her work is through…
Until the day that you are me and I am you!

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