Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

Radio XL, side A, track 13: “Cherish” by Madonna

Madonna - CherishOh, Madonna, here we finally are, my favorite of all your songs that I recorded off the radio.  Don’t misunderstand me, Madonna, I loved all the music you were releasing at this time, and there’s no doubt that “Like A Prayer” and “Express Yourself” were real damn close to being my #1 favorites.  Real damn close.  But this one’s always been my favorite.  Maybe it’s because I was so used to your sexuality-soaked tunes and your girl-power tunes and your controversial tunes that to hear you singing such a sweet, simple love song was a refreshing change of pace.  Or maybe it’s because I’m secretly scared of strong, sexually aggressive women and this song was tucked away safely in my comfort zone.  Or maybe it’s best that I don’t think about it too much and just tell you that to this day I cherish this song and all the joy it keeps bringin’ into my life.

“Cherish”

 Cherish
Cherish

So tired of broken hearts and
Losin’ at this game before I start this dance
I take a chance in tellin’ you I want more than just romance
You are my destiny
I can’t let go
Baby, canchoo seeeee
Cuuuupid, please take your aim at meeee

Cherish the thought
Of always havin’ you
Here by my side
Oh, baby, I cherish the joy
Ya keep bringin’ it
Into my life
I’m always singin’ it
Cherish the strength
You got the power
Make me feel good
And, baby, I perish the thought
Of ever leavin’
I never wooooould

I was never satisfied with
Casual encounters, I can’t
Hide my need for two
Hearts that bleed
With burnin’ love, that’s the way it’s got to be
Romeo and Juliet
They never felt this way I bet, so don’t
Underestimate my point of vieeeeeeeeew

Cherish the thought
Of always havin’ you
Here by my side
Oh, baby, I cherish the joy
Ya keep bringin’ it
Into my life
I’m always singin’ it
Cherish the strength
You got the power
Make me feel good
And, baby, I perish the thought
Of ever leavin’
I never wooooould

(Who)

(You)
Can’t get ‘way, I won’t leeeetchoo

(Who)

(You)
I could never forgeeet to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me oooof
Your loooooove
(You’re givin’ it)

(You’re givin’ it to me, boy)
(Keep givin’ me all-all-all your joy)

(Give me faith)

(I will always cherish you)

Romeo and Juliet
They never felt this way I bet, so don’t
Underestimate my point of vieeeeeeeeew

(Who)

(You)
Can’t get away, I won’t leeeetchoo

(Who)

(You)
I could never forgeeet to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me oooof
Your loooooove

(Cherish)
(Give me faith)

(Give me joy, my boy)
(I will always cherish you) (cherish, cherish)
(Give me faith)
(Give me joy, my boy)
(I will always cherish you)
(Cherish, cherish) (you’re givin’ it)

(Givin’ it to me, boy)
(Keep givin’ me all your joy)
(Give me faith)

(Give me joy, my boy)
(I will always cherish you) (cherish your strength)

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