An Anthem to "Feelings" - "Where Can You Go Without Feelings?"



  • Comments yesterday at the Facebook Group about "Feelings," (especially in regard to music and Nate Bartman) got me thinking about musical focus on "feelings." If you're as old as I am and American and you think of a song named "Feelings," then you think of the sickly sweet Morris Albert song, which I always disliked. But a little googling reveals there is some music worthy of an anthem to "feelings" in the Epicurean sense. It's fitting that the original lyrics are Italian, and not English, since in English philosophical discussion the word "feelings" is considered almost too embarrassing to mention. But here is some music that doesn't apologize for "feelings."


    This passage is particularly appropriate:


    "Where can you go if you don’t have feelings?

    What can you do to hold them?

    Tell me if believing makes it happen

    Oh feelings, where do you go without them?


    Where can you go without feelings?"


    https://lyricstranslate.com/en…elings.html#ixzz5FMu7L5iN


    Before, you were there, now you’re not

    Before, you loved my every breath

    Explain to me how shivers are now needles, belonging to a love that is ending


    You used to kiss me, now you don’t

    You used to talk to me till late at night

    Between us was everything, now nothing

    Feelings, I’m talking about feelings


    Where can you go if you don’t have feelings?

    What can you do to hold onto them?

    Tell me if believing makes it happen

    Oh feelings, I’m talking about feelings


    It’s a pain that now, you know, is a blade of ice

    I used to smile, now I cry

    Oh feelings, I’m talking about feelings


    Where can you go if you don’t have feelings?

    What can you do to hold onto them?

    Tell me if believing makes it happen

    Oh feelings, where do you go without them?


    It’s lost on the way, part of a story that’s disappearing

    Behind the tress of this fragile dawn


    Where can you go if you don’t have feelings?

    What can you do to hold them?

    Tell me if believing makes it happen

    Oh feelings, where do you go without them?


    Where can you go without feelings?