Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Don't Cry Joni

A long time ago, when I was discovering classics on radio I heard this song on a late night radio show. I don't know why, but I recorded it. The first time I heard it, I hadn't paid attention to lyrics. I heard them later on, and loved them. I laughed and cried at the same time......

Jamie please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up some day you'll see.
Saving all my kisses just for you, signed with love, forever true.


Joni was the girl, who lived next door; I've known her I guess, ten years or more.
Joni wrote me a note one day, and this is what she had to say.

Jamie please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up some day you'll see.
Saving all my kisses just for you, signed with love, forever true.

Slowly I read, her note once more, then I went over to the house next door.
Her teardrops fell like rain that day, when I told Joni what I had to say.

Joni Joni, please don't cry, you'll forget me by and by.
You're just 16, I am 22, and Joni I just can't wait for you.

Soon I left our little hometown, got me a job and tried to settle down.
But her words kept pounding in my memory, the words that Joni said to me.


Jamie please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up some day you'll see.
Saving all my kisses just for you, signed with love, forever true.

I packed my clothes and caught a plane, I had to see Joni, I had to explain.
How my heart was filled with her memories, and ask my Joni if she'd marry me

I ran all the way to the house next door, but things weren’t like they were before,
My teardrops fell like rain that day, when Joni told me what she had to say.

Jamie Jamie, please don't cry, you'll forget me by and by.
Its been 5 years since you've been gone,
And Jamie I married your best friend John!


Isn't this the irony of life? When we have something, we don't recognise its worth. And when we do, its either out of our reachor slipping through our fingers.

The song is DON'T CRY JONI by Conway Twitti and Joni Lee