Always and Forever

November 23, 2021

Today’s song is “Always and Forever,” which was first recorded by Heatwave but has since been covered by several other notable acts. Its success is no coincidence. Something that should be clear to anyone who hears it.

 

Fun Facts

  • “Always and Forever” was written by Rod Temperton. He was the keyboardist for Heatwave. However, Temperton is often remembered because of his work as a songwriter outside of the group. For example, he won a Grammy for his work on Quincy Jones’s “Birdland.” Similarly, he was the one who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
  • It is no exaggeration to say that a fair amount was riding upon the success of “Always and Forever.” For context, the song was included on Heatwave’s debut album. “Always and Forever” wasn’t the first single to become well-known. However, it had to reinforce the impression of success created by “Boogie Nights” by following in its wake. Fortunately, it proved to be more than capable in this regard.
  • For proof, “Always and Forever” became one of those songs that are often played at proms, weddings, and other gatherings throughout the late 1970s and then the 1980s. This was particularly true in inner-city areas that were home to a high percentage of ethnic minorities. Something that had a significant influence on new generations of musicians, as shown by the song being covered by everyone from Whistle to Johnny Mathis.

 

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

 

Always and forever, each moment with you

Is just like a dream to me that somehow came true

And I know tomorrow will still be the same

‘Cause we’ve got a life of love that won’t ever change and

Everyday love me your own special way

Melt all my heart away with a smile

Take time to tell me you really care

And we’ll share tomorrow together

(Always forever love you)

And I’ll always love you forever

(Always forever love you) Forever

There’ll always be sunshine when I look at you

It’s something I can’t explain just the things that you do

But if you get lonely phone me and take

A second to give to me that magic you make and

Everyday love me your own special way

Melt all my heart away with a smile

Take time to tell me you really care

And we’ll share tomorrow together

(Always forever love you)

I’ll always love you ever

(Always forever love you) and ever

Loving you (Always forever love you) is the thing that I’ve planned

For a very long time (Always forever love you)

Me with you, you with me, we as one

Love together (Always forever love you) for a very long time

Loving you

Always, forever love you

Always, forever love you

Ever, forever

Forever, ever

Ever

Forever loving you, loving you

I said, “Forever love you, love you”

Forever (Always forever love you)

Forever

 

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