On top of things

May 27, 2008 at 11:10 am 2 comments

Today I feel like posting this song, since I mentioned it recently in wave of gratitude. Of course, once I started looking, I found a bunch of songs from Karen’s solo album from 1980, so I thought I’d share one of those songs with you as well.

I put this in the strong women (which I will add to, as time goes by) file, because any woman (or man) who endures an eating disorder and all the abuse that goes with it, is strong indeed. Unfortunately, at some point the body just can’t go on anymore. I pray that those of you who are in the middle of an eating disorder (or any other illness, for that matter) are able to recover and enjoy a life in health.

TOP OF THE WORLD – The Carpenters

Such a feeling’s comin’ over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky
Got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now coming true especially for me
And the reason is clear
It’s because you are here
You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Something in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
Theres a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I’m on the top of the world…

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU – Karen Carpenter (Solo Album, 1980)

Every night I get tired eyes
My feet don’t reach the ground
Then I’m with you
I get by ’cause I know that you’re near me
So baby close your eyes
I can sleep tonight
All because of you

Every night when the fire flies
The walls come tumblin’ down
At the Bijou
I get by ’cause I know that you’re near me
So baby close your eyes
I can sleep tonight
All because of you

I’ll keep singin’ my love song
In my mind I’ll sing a song for you
you can see through the music
That’s in my mind
So baby close your eyes
I can sleep tonight
All because of you
All because of you
All because of you

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Just tired, not bingeing All You Can Eat

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SanityFound  |  May 27, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful songs, full of emotion and feeling

    Reply
  • 2. diaryofarecoveredbulimic  |  May 28, 2008 at 7:48 am

    And I love the unique quality of her voice!

    Reply

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