Friday, December 19, 2008

THE GODFATHER THEME - SPEAK SOFTLY LOVE

There are certain tunes which, no matter how old they become they dwell deep within your hearts and stay there forever and ever. One such instrumental music piece which resides in my heart and along with me in the hearts of millions others who have heard it is “speak softly love”, popularly known as the love theme of the classic all time loved movie The Godfather.



Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather(1972), the first film in the Godfather' trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words and music are by Larry Kusik and Nico Rota. It was originally sung by Andy Williams and there had been many other artists, such as Bobby Winton have also recorded the song. An Italian version appears in The Godfather part III. It appears on the music compilation Mob Hits: the Best Songs of Mafia Movies. There are many other film themes Composed by Nino Rota (1911-1979). For solo piano. From the Paramount picture, "Romeo and Juliet”, being another loved one. Also lifted up in a famous Hindi movie score of “Akele hum Akele tum”, in the tune of the track called “Raja ko Rani se pyaar ho gaya”.




The lyrics by Andy Williams are as follows :

Speak softly, love and hold me warm against your heart
I feel your words, the tender trembling moments start
Were in a world, our very own
Sharing a love that only few have ever known

Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one

Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love

(instrumental interlude>

Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one

Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love

-andy williams

[Words & Music by Larry Kusic & Nino Rota
Recorded by Andy Williams, 1972* (top 40)]





Not just its a music theme for me but personally I sincerely feel like ending my tough days with this, hearing it on my mobile ear phones. The haunt in it! The passion! The stillness! Everything with it has made me fell in love with this every time I hear this. I salute the art of this composer and as far as my all time favorite movie “the godfather” is concerned then there is a lot more to talk on that master piece, will share it with you in some other posts, some other time! An embedded video of the music piece is attached with this post, hear it if you haven't yet and you will exactly as I do!

One of the most instantly recognizable film themes, Nino Rota's classic Godfather theme oozes Sicilian passion, charm, and just a hint of menace.


7 comments:

Ryhen said...
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Ryhen said...

I haven't seen the Godfather yet. I'm really curious about this even though it has become a cliche. Some of your pictures are missing. Would be awesome to see more GF pix. I really like what you did with your sidebar. Reminds me how good life is compared to some of the people within the pictures you are showing. But as they say, we are all part of the universe and nothing is separate from us. Hence, we must always aim for the betterment, not just of ourselves, but also of the people around us.

Nice work dude!

Ryhen
www.virtualsynapses.blogspot.com/

PULKIT said...

thanks ryhen! for firstly taking out the time from ur excessively busy schedule to visit my blog and secondly for the proper gesture of leaving a comment at your visit! glad to have you here and hope to see you back again :)
regards

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PULKIT said...

thanks for the comment cookies! keep visiting :)

paramveer said...

OH KKKK.......i liked the song lyrics........
above all i liked the movie.......mah fav 1.

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