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An Eternal Love Affair


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Leon

 Genre: Ballad

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I wrote and sang this song based on Bing Fupia's lovely original piano verse about 2 years ago. I had previously sworn not to write overly romantic songs so I hesitated to post this song and completely forgot about it. I was going through my old songs and listened to this song once more, and I just realized how moving and endless the theme is. So here I finally decided to share it, only for those who can take schmaltzy songs Haha!

It's a song about eternal love, as epic as the love of Romeo and Juliet, or Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.
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Lyrics
ETERNAL
(Original piano verse by Bing/Fupia;
lyrics and vocals and additional instruments by Leon)


You always say
this much you knew
that ours is love forever true
You swear this love will always be
The kind of love that lives through history
I want to believe in every word you say
But only time will prove this love affair

I never know, deep in my heart
if love can really last forevermore
But like a song that dies away
Our time and all with God I have to share
I try and I cry to hold on to it all
You'll never have to go
Please tell me that you'll stay
You'll always be there

You always say
this much you knew
that ours is love forever true
You swear this love will never fade
The kind of love that legends are made
I want to believe in every word you say
Yet I don't know if that's just half a prayer

I never know, deep in my mind
if love can really last beyond a lifetime
But like the leaves that drift away
your life and all with God I have to share
I try and I cry to be strong and hang on
You'll never have to go
Please tell me that you'll stay
Now and always
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Downloads: 131

Uploaded: Mar 30, 2008 - 05:22:33 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2008 - 05:22:33 PM Last Played: Nov 22, 2017 - 10:59:47 PM
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Comments
gail60 said 3526 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
such emotion throughout
Wow...this is wonderful Leon. I adore your voice. So talented! This is very pretty and I am a sucker for great love songs. This is one of them for sure. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Check out my latest song called Ed - Forever in our hearts
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
thanks Gail
I have listened to your song and what a wonderful inspiration. After listening to your song, it made me feel less inhibited to post this love song, which at first I thought was too maudlin to be appreciated. But as you affirmed in your song, there is sometimes only a small window of opportunity to express our love and emotions, and that window may come to pass without having taken the chance to do so. I wrote this song when I was feeling forlorn about a lost and dying love (I think I just watched the movie "Titanic" on DVD that time:-) I thought it may strike a cord with people who have a connection with that emotion or situation.


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Skean said 3526 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Amazing
You be better and better for each song you do I never stop loving your voice as the music it's very nice choice to this beautifully song.. Kudos

Take care
---
Kenta
Check out my latest song called Deep through the forest / W-particledots
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Kenta!
Thank you so much for your ever-exuberant support and appreciation of my music. You are one awesome guy that I can imagine myself having as a friend and hanging out having fun in real life, by that I mean in person.

May you continue sharing your gift of infectious happiness to all of us here at Macjams.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
dajama said 3526 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
What an amazing
voice you have. This is an outstanding vocal performance. You knock this one out of the park. You have a strong voice, but more importantly, I think, there is great expressiveness and feeling communicated through your singing. Nice song, too - nothing wrong with love songs! Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
mutual admiration
David, thanks a lot for you kind words about this humble little piece. To be honest with you, i am not fully aware of the "emoting" that goes into my vocals when I sing a song, I think it is spontaneous when I try to feel rather than think about the song. For this one, I was thinking of the scene when Romeo agonizes over a dying Juliet.

As for you, my friend, the contrasting gentleness of your voice is as powerful as the message of the lyrics you deliver. As much as you admire my singing, I am one big fan of yours as well!


Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
ynot said 3526 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
amazing singing
For me, this song shows off your voice more effectively than any of your other songs. It's the emotion that comes through, you're not just hitting the notes and harmonies, you're feeling the words too. wow
-Mike
Check out my latest song called I Just Wanna Shine
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Mike!
Hey, bud! I'm glad you liked this. As you very well know, I am such a big fan of your modern hip-hopping raping style of music and as I've discovered lately you are quite a singer too!

I am hoping to emulate your edgy style, but every once in a while I still get sucked back in to my old romantic style, like this one which is two years old but I hesitated to post because it so old school ballad . Although I am doing more hip hop/pop now, I have to embrace my schmaltzy past.


Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
-continuation-
Thanks for stopping by and appreciating this.

PS: I'm still working on the hiphop piece you sent me. I am hoping to find time soon to spice it up with additional hiphop sounds and my vocals.

Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 3526 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Outstanding!
Leon, your vocal performance here is really moving. I'm glad you happened across this one and decided to share it. Well done my friend!
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Mikey!
Thanks for the kind remarks! This is an old song written and sang two year ago but I didn't find the courage to post it then. Two years later, I now recognize the hidden beauty of it. Thanks for your very encouraging remarks.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
echoroom said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
The voice returns
Another great vocal performance Leon! This track really suits your voice- very classy, full of big emotions... in fact the into has a wonderful 70's 'Love on the Rocks' kinda feel that I really love.

Brit n Kev will love it!

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
or for Paris Hilton and her latest flavor of the week boytoy...
LOL!

Thanks for listening. This is a throwback to my old ballad-writing days. The vocals were admitedly well-recorded, but the lyrics were so Shakespeareanly maudlin that I thought people would immediately laugh it off. Was I wrong. I gave a copy of this song to a family friend, and she said she cried uncontrollably listening to it. It must have struck a cord. So, I thought it may not be that bad at afterall and decided to share it.

I was hoping to write a little more like you (I'm such a fan of yours), with more thought-provoking rather than straightforwardly romantic lyrics, But I realize there are romantic people out there who may still find something fantastic about what-you-hear-is-what-you-get simplicity of lyrics.

Thanks, Steve, and I am looking forward to your next Macjams megahit!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Leon said 3526 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Mike!
Hey, bud! I'm glad you liked this. As you very well know, I am such a big fan of your modern hip-hopping raping style of music and as I've discovered lately you are quite a singer too!

I am hoping to emulate your edgy style, but every once in a while I still get sucked back in to my old romantic style, like this one which is two years old but I hesitated to post because it so old school ballad . Although I am doing more hip hop/pop now, I have to embrace my schmaltzy past.

Thanks for stopping by and appreciating this.

PS: I'm still working on the hiphop piece you sent me. I am hoping to find time soon to spice it up with additional hiphop sounds and my vocals.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
J.A.Stewart said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
There's Nothing Wrong With...
love songs.

You needn't apologize for having a romantic side, my friend. Especially when it's expressed with so much conviction.

It's a strength, not a weakness. ;)

Nicely done... and sung, Leon.


--- Joe
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
thanks Joe
i guess i as just being defensive, as most of my songs have been about love and heartbreak haha. i really love romantic songs.. but i just wanted to point out to myself and others that i can also do other genre of songs as part of my artistic growth...

anyway.. truly appreciate your admiration of this humble effort.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Mcboy said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
i bow
at your feet....thats cause i envy that voice of yours......mighy powerful..drenched with emotion and passion.....mahal kita!!!!
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
macboy,
how can a musical genius like you want anything more? :-)... there are people here who will bow at your feet to have a fraction of your guitar skills.

thanks for your admiration.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
MissChaos said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
powerful
it's becoming your trademark. I know to brace myself now when I click your songs. I know I'm about to be blown away. Your pal, MissC (perpetually absent here, but always following the songs of my talented pal) :-)
Check out my latest song called Transmission
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
thanks miss c
You are giving me too much credit , and I am humbled ;-) but thanks. Music brings out the best emotions in me, I guess, even though I am not even aware of the emotions that I evoke when I sing.

We are all bracing for your next big song.. when oh when are you gonna give us that pleasure, Ms C?
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
MissChaos said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
oh...
I want to so badly, believe me. I just got a new Mac and Logic Pro, so all the potential is there. But I've been working lately on "upgrading" my life: health and family. But soon I shall return. Thanks, Leon, for not forgetting about me.
Check out my latest song called Transmission
said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Good voice with a passion
I agree with the others about your voice performance here. Lyrics are great and the way you express it with your voice.

I missed some more music to fulfil the song when I listened (sec. time) to it in the kitchen a bit away from the stereo. I'm not in the stage of my musical development so I can advice you on this maybe you can ... doing a remix or others can give you some ideas. Just my view.

I still envy your voice :-)

/CG.
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks so much, my friend,
You have commented on a few of my songs and you have always made me smile for your very appreciative remarks. I have listened to a few of your songs in the past as well, but now i can't access your songs... did you delete your account? :-(

Just want to let you know that I am very glad to have you as one of my listeners. the admiration is mutual.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Gamborg said 3481 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Hello again my friend
Hi Leon

I viped out the profile & content to start on a fresh.

I'm Sending you a note.

Keep up the good work - Great song here.

Best regards, Claus Gamborg
Check out my latest song called Innocent
said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
If this is "schmaltz"...
...then we could use a lot more of it at MJ!

Wow, Leon...I can't believe you sat on this so long!

Your vox is in top---nay, MAGNIFICENT---form, and soars like an eagle over Bing's lovely piano track.

This one made my day!

Be well!
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Micheal...
Your absence was really felt... so lots of people are glad to have you back.. you always have something encouraging to say... and that is well appreciated especially coming from a musician of your abilities...
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 3525 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Romance Done well
Has a euro feel to it, you ever consider American Idol, I assume you are young enough...You would blow em away w/ that voice.
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Tom, thanks...
...for thinking I am worthy of joining that singing contest... but something about that show really upsets me: that those judges think they know better when it comes to singing. I admire singing in every form, and although there are different levels of vocal skills, there is really no objective measure of artistry and style. It's nothing more than a popularity contest that often boils down to flashiness over substance. It's the teenage girls screaming and swooning over those pretty contestants who command the outcome of this competitions.

I am not pretty enough, I think, to qualify Haha!

Also I have quite a bit of a temper (and some martial arts skills) and Simon might have to visit his dental surgeon after he acted bitchy with me. LOL.

I talk too much.. but I do appreciate your AI vote for me. :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Moviz said 3524 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
This is a
lovely song and sung with a great passion. I can't believe that you really think it's 'schmaltzy',' Love is the greatest thing' to quote an old song and you've done this song justice with that superb voice..... very dramatic, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Mo, thanks!
You are a romantic guy, too... Sorry if I sounded too defensive in my description of this song. Indeed, there is nothing to be ashamed about singing about love. It's what keeps this world alive.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
dirigent said 3524 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
An Eternal Love Affair
Great ballad - what a wonderful voice you have. Intense and very expressive performance. A touching track. Most beautiful, bravo! I like the moment when the drums come in. Fantastic - a touching track!!
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Leon said 3523 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks...
..for your very generous comments. It's appreciation like this that inspires musicians and lifts them up to a higher level. I have listened to a few of your songs and collabs too and you have quite a style that is unique and memorable!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 3523 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
An Eternal Love Affair
Absolutely Beutiful love song sang and performed brilliantly.
Thank you Leon for giving me so much pleasure in this fantastic thought
provoking love song. Wonderful Lyrics too. awwe sad to hear it came about because of a sad film and a break up.
Peace Dee xx
Leon said 3522 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Dee!
hi, Dee! Thanks for your very-approving remark. I am glad to have chatted with you and discovered you as one of the most affable personalities at Macjams. You are a wonderful musician yourself and I am honored with your gracious admiration of my humble work!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
jiguma said 3522 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Amazing vocal as always Leon!
What a set of pipes you have!! Not a style of music I'd normally listen to, but in comparison to some of the current crop of "Pop ballads" this is better than most I've heard.

Your neighbours must love it when you're recording the vocal parts :)

Really well done!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
selters said 3520 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
what a voice!
Your voice is fantastic. Sometimes people with a great voice like yours have a tendency to "overdo" their vocal performances. You dont do that at all!!!! You have such a fantastic and powerful, but yet balanced vocal style, and i find that to be very rare! You are great Leon! Thank you for this lovely tune!
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rachaelxxx said 3520 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
wow
What a beautiful song, and your voice sounds amazing. A very professional production. Maybe this genre is your calling :)
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Leon said 3517 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Hi Sarah...
Gosh, I am honored to have such a good-looking fan! ;-)

That really made my day. Thanks for your generous comment on my other song, too. You are just as gracious as your mom!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Heightened said 3509 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Wow!
Those are some amazing vocals! And solid song - solidly played.
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Leon said 3507 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Thanks...
for your encouraging remarks. You have commented on my recent songs and your kind assessment has been a source of motivation for me to keep making music. Again, thanks a lot!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
digitalnirvana9 said 3508 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Great Song Leon!
Very well played and orchestrated too....You should be singing professionally if you are not already! A very soulful performance....I know we're not counting but 4 enthusiastic 10's for me anyway.....Peace to you buddy, Norman
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Leon said 3507 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
hey, Norm!
Typing on my iPhone. This is nifty LOL. Thanks for your heartwarming assessment of my humble song. Fupia provided the background piano verse which I then extended to a full song. Really nice to hear from you again. You have been very generous in your praise of my talent and I feel humbled with the power of music. :-)
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 3502 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
Well-tempered infatuation
Leon: Your voice is superb. Your sentiment is heartfelt. I am incredibly edified.
mvh9591 said 3479 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Very Nice_____
Impressive my man. I love this song. Great job.

I see you have quite a fan base going on here. I hope our new song creates as much buzz.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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asconejar said 3469 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
ayos!
ganda ng boses, pinoy theme and pinoy voice. Great job, the song and lyrics jibe together, great work. Maybe you can add more like this kind of music. your voice is great for ballad. Ang galing!
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paddler said 3448 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Poignant
Beautiful piano - excellent lyrics - amazing harmonies,you really go for those high notes with an absolute passion - excellent work - RG
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Remark80 said 3222 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
Sucker for harmonies
I really love how your harmonies come in the second verse. Again, strong and emotional vocal performance. Great tune. Keep them coming.
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Char said 3214 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
I melt at
the sound of your voice, one of the most sensuous voices I've ever heard. Quite beautiful and touching, not at all maudlin. Leon, you are a treasure. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 3198 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
thanks to char
for pointing me to a song i missed .... beauty ... your vocal performance is great ... wonderful work Leon
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apb said 3198 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
The Incredible Leon ;o)

.. the vocals are just amazing: pitch perfect, passionate, honest, sincere emotional delivery, in short the works: really "top notch" without doubt .. I must say the piano melody at the start reminded me a bit of Joe Harnell's "The lonely man", otherwise known as the incredible Hulk TV series closing credit music, but drifted away from that comparison later on. Good lyrics too. Faved and downloaded. Good to hear a post you again Dr.Leon. Thanks for sharing.
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rrancona said 3162 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Nice
Great song man, it reminds me of this song on the new Guns N roses album (i mean the Axel Rose Band) i think he ripped it off of you,lol - very nice stuff
867-5309 said 2745 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
hey
! nice - and these lyrics really make it
twice as nice !
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RAVENS said 2518 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Wow
Your voice is just timeless, as is this piece. Just beautiful, I hope that you are pursuing a career in music. You need to be heard!

RAVEN ;-)
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Carrie71 said 2517 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Eternal Love Affair
Ok...I am a fan. I love your voice! Sweet, sweet, sweetness!
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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