I see us in the park/ strolling the summer days of imaginings in my head. and words from our heart/told only to the wind, felt even without being saidI knew that was hot when I was in 3rd grade. (Yes I did copy that piece and give it to the little girl I liked at the time. Not that it did me any good, but that's another story.) What's more, I could relate to it. what, I liked to go to the park and walk around. And even then I knew you couldn't necessarily say everything you thought. As I think about it, that seems to be a recurring theme in Stevie's love songs, expressing the inability to fully express feelings; that's why I think most men can relate to his songs. That, and the fact that they're simple. From As,
As around the sun the earth still keeps revolving and the rosebuds know to bloom in early May Just as hate knows love's a cure, you can rest your mind assured that I'll be loving you always Now can't reveal the mystery of tomorrow, but in passing we'll grow older every day Just as all that's born is new, you know what I say is true, that I'll be loving you always.That's feasible. It's not all talking in flowery language, it's talking about things a guy would know about. Even though a regular dude might not think to use these observations to express affection, it seems like he could. He can think, "That's what I would say." For instance, the first track on "Music of My Mind" is "I Love Having You Around." Simple. There are no gushy effusions of romantic sentiment, just straight, honest lyrics. And then he closes it out with what I think is the epitome of honest love-talk from a man, "I need you each and every day, so keep your black butt here." That's truth right there. A man would definitely say that to his woman. I know I have. And sometimes, she's even glad to hear it.