Anniversary Song
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


Today, has been a special day, an anniversary of request
That you play your piano, as the evening sun slowly sets
I never thought I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord's been like my shadow, even when I was wrong
No, I never thought it would turn out this way

A birthday, with apologies for all the tears and regrets
And I've always saved your poetry
For these years when you forget

I never thought I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord's been like my shadow, even when I was wrong
No, I never thought it would turn out this way

So sing with me softly, as the day turns to night
And later I'll dream of paradise with you
I love you and goodnight

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: STEVEN DIGMAN

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유택주

Today has been a special day
An anniversary, a request
That you play your piano
As the evening sun slowly sets

I never thought I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the lord's been like my shadow
Even when I was wrong
No I never thought it would turn out this way

The birthday with apologies
For all the tears and regrets
And I've always saved your poetry
For these years when you forget

I never thought I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the lords been like my shadow
Even when I was wrong
No I never thought it would turn out this way

So sing with me softly
As the day turns to night
And later I'll dream
Of paradise with you
I love you
And goodnight



Papi Lan

Today has been a special day
An anniversary, a request
That you play your piano
As the evening sun slowly sets

[Chorus]
I never thought I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord's been like my shadow
Even when I was wrong
No I never thought it would turn out this way

A birthday with apologies
For all the tears and the rest
And I've always saved your poetry
For those years when you forget

[Chorus]

So sing with me softly
As the day turns to night
And later I'll dream of paradise with you
I love you and good night



Анатолій Дмитрук

(Ukrainian version):
Цей день - це особливий день.
Він мовби ювілей, знак долі.
В який ти мені грав,
Й день вечорів поволі...

Не було й мрій
З старим побути другом.
Жодних підстав, щоб жити мала.
Та Господь був добрим духом
І направляв, як помилялась.
Не було й мрій,
О друже мій,
Про це.

Річниця, повна вибачень,
Що сльози лила й сум, що був.
В моїм серці все те миле
Із тих років, коли забув.

Не було й мрій
З старим побути другом.
Жодних підстав, щоб жити мала.
Та Господь був добрим духом
І направляв, як помилялась.
Не було й мрій,
О друже мій,
Про це.

Я твій спів
Люблю тихий,
Як уже вечоріє.
Я потім помрію
Про наш рай.
І знай,
Кохаю.
Добрих снів!



Maureen Mahoney

+Steven Garfinkel I hope this helps you make sense of this beautiful song.


Today
has been a special day. An anniversary, A request.That you play your piano, as the evening sun slowly sets.

Chorus
I never thought I’d get this old dear. Never had a reason to live so long,And the Lord’s been like my shadow, even when I was wrong. No I never thought it Would turn out this way!
The birthday with apologies for all the tears and regrets and I’ve always saved
your Poetry for these years when you forget!
Chorus
I never thought I’d get this old dear. Never had a reason to live so long,And the Lord’s been like my shadow, even when I was wrong. No I never thought it Would turn out this way!
 So sing with me softly as the day turns to night and later I’ll dream of paradise With you. I love you and good night!



All comments from YouTube:

ettab47

Quite a few years ago I was sleeping with the TV on and the Eva Cassidy Story featured on ABC came on really late. Her singing woke me up from sound sleep and I watched the rest of the program. I had never heard of her before and was so saddened to learn she had passed away at an early age from cancer. I wrote down her name so I wouldn't forget it by morning. After I got a PC and learned about YouTube, I searched for her songs and found very few at that time. Later I bought her CDs which I would play in the car and at home. Some voices and songs etch themselves in a person's memory forever. Thankfully there are a lot more of her songs now on YT so people can hear her gift to us. Gone too soon.

Gerry S

I was awoken by the song Oh Had I A Golden Thread at 2am

geertruida foard

I learned of her in 1996 or 97. She had recently died. I was going through a divorce that I did not want and spent hours and hours walking and listening to Eva Cassidy. Some songs made me sadder but many also gave me hope. The Anniversary song being one of them. Ifound love again eventually and have loved Eva so much.

joi isler

Wow. Same here. I was taking a rest after a long day, and “Nightline” came on. My heart broke, though I’d never heard of her. I’ve been mesmerized ever since. Still, I cannot say it was a Total loss; because she graciously left us the best part of her to enjoy forever. Thank you, Eva. Rip🥺🕊❣️

CF

Absolutely a gift,
When I heard her sing Songbirdsi immediately fell in love with the song,
I bought the album Song birds and a wonderful world,
I have these CDs over and above 12 years and without a doubt I play her CDs all the time,

tatjana1707

"I never thought I'd get this old dear" - Unfortunately Eva didn't live long enough to be old,, but with her voice and talent she gained immortality. <3

tatjana1707

@Howard Nelson Thank you ❤️

Howard Nelson

Well said, well said.

tatjana1707

@Fernande Ouellette what about him?

Fernande Ouellette

tatjana1707 james talor

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