Song Lyric Sunday | “Here and Now” – Luther Vandross

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  “Promise/Oath/Vow.

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From his compilation album The Best of Luther Vandross… The Best of Love,  Here and Now became Luther Vandross’ fifth single to peak at No. 1 on the Hot Black Singles, and his first single to chart in the top ten on Billboard Hot 100, at No. 6. Here and Now also earned Vandross his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1991.

Almost thirty years later, the hit single is still a favorite selection at weddings and anniversaries because of the singer’s promise to love faithfully and vow to be one with thee.

 

FUN FACTS:

  • Vandross performed the song on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and in the two-part “Do Not Pass Go” (season 5) of 227, where he performed during Rose and Warren’s wedding ceremony in early 1990.
  • The Best of Luther Vandross… The Best of Love is the first compilation album by Vandross, released on October 4, 1989.
  • During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, Dance with My Father.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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Here and Now

One look in your eyes and there I see
Just what you mean to me
Here in my heart I believe
Your love is all I’ll ever need
Holdin’ you close through the night
I need you, yeah
I look in your eyes and there I see
What happiness really means
The love that we share makes life so sweet
Together we’ll always be
This pledge of love feels so right
And, ooh, I need you
Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), hey
Your love is all (I need) I need
Say, yeah, yeah
When I look in your eyes, there I’ll see
All that a love should really be
And I need you more and more each day
Nothin’ can take your love away
More than I dare to dream
I need you
Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need
Ooh, and I’m starting now
I believe (I believe in love), I believe
(Starting here) I’m starting right here
(Starting now) Right now because I believe in your love
So I’m glad to take the vow
Here and now, oh
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now, yeah
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need
Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, Lyric Find, and YouTube.

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