Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome to my world

Jim & dadSometimes you hear a song and suddenly you are back in time. While doing all kinds of things on the computer I had my mediaplayer set on random when I heard Jim Reeves singing "Welcome to my world".
Within seconds I was sitting in my childhood living room, talking and making cryptograms with my dad. He was a big fan of Jim Reeves and he transferred it to me. Just like he did with the Rat Pack, although dad liked Sinatra best and I was more fond of Dean Martin. He liked more modern music too though. He watched "Toppop" and "Countdown" (Dutch shows, comparable with Top of the Pops) with me. We commented the songs together, but didn't always agree. :-)
I know I've inherited a lot from my dad, like the music preferences, love for puzzling esp. cryptograms, being good with figures & numbers and more virtues & vices. We had a great bond and I still miss him so much. If only I could talk with him again, hug him and tell him how much I love him. I guess he knows, I know he knows.
I have a 16CD box of Jim Reeves in my files. I just want to listen and reminisce for a while longer...

Welcome to my world
Won't you come on in
Miracles I guess
Still happen now and then
Step into my heart
Leave your cares behind
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind

Knock and the door will open
Seek and you will find
Ask and you'll be given
The key to this world of mine
I'll be waiting here
With my arms unfurled
Waiting just for you
Welcome to my world

Waiting just for you
Welcome to my world


  1. Isn't it lovely to be taken back in time, from something as simple as a song? It's so nice to re-visit those memories every once in a while.

    I hope you listened to the whole boxed set and had a nice relaxing time!

    Take care,

  2. Hey pallie Tink, couldn't agree with you Dinomore...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...btw, loves our Dino's version of "Welcome To My World"...the only world that I wanna live in is our Dino's...

  3. Music is truly magical, and certain songs do take you back to places, times ...

    I believe your dad knows, too.

  4. Music is such a powerful memory enhancer. What lovely memories to reminisce over too. Enjoy the melancholic mood! XX

  5. This reminds me of my early teenager period and made me feel a bit old :lol: It was one of my fave too.
    Thanks for taking me down the music memory lane :-)


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