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Radio L, side B, track 6: “Don’t Know Much” by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville

Linda and Aaron - Don't Know MuchOh, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, my one regret in life is that I didn’t go through these tapes sooner.  For the mere fact that I missed out on some totally awesome songs I could have played at my wedding.  I already lamented that I missed out on a great Bad English song, and this one’s even more obvious.  When I was a kid, we kinda made fun of this one a little bit.  Well, I don’t even know if we made fun of it so much as tried to emulate it.  Well, maybe we made fun of it.  Just like Michael Bolton’s song, it seemed too sincere for us budding cynics.  Of course, we all secretly loved it.  Well, at least I know I did.  And now it’s no longer a secret.  This song is goddamned fantastic.  So simple.  So sweet.  Such beautiful harmonies.  And it features a cat from New Orleans, my wife’s hometown.  So yeah, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, this totally should have been on my wedding day playlist.  It would have been beyond wonderful to dance with my beautiful bride and kiss her while this was playing in the background.  Maybe when she reads this we’ll get to do that anyway.

“Don’t Know Much”

Look at this face

I know the years’a showin’

Look at this life

I still don’t know where it’s goin’

I don’t know much

But I know I love yoooooou

And that may be
All I need ta know

Look at these eyes

They never
See what matters

Look at these dreams
So beaten
And so batteeeeeered
I don’t know much

But I know I love yooooou

And that may be
All I need ta know

So many questions

Still left unanswered

So much
I’ve never broken through

And when I feel ya near me
Sometimes I see so clearly

The only truth
I’ve ever known
Is me and yooooooou

Look at this man

So blessed with inspiration

Look at this soul
Still searching for salvation

I don’t know much

But I know I love yoooooooou

And that may be
All I need ta know

I don’t know much

But I know I love yoooooooou

That may be
All I need ta knoooow

I don’t know much

But I know I love yoooooooou

That may be
All there is
To knoooooooooooooow

Whooooooooooaaaahhhhhhhhhh

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