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Song Lyric Sunday – A Collin Raye Duo

The prompt from Jim:

This week it is Fandango Sunday and our theme is Other, That, This.


When I saw the prompt for today, I knew immediately I would choose a Collin Raye song, but which one? In the end, I decided to feature two of his songs, each satisfying a different word from the prompt.

I am a sucker for a love song, but the lyrics must say something that moves me. If you have ever experienced the love of your life, I think the lyrics to “In This Life” will speak to you.

The song “In This Life” was written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by Collin Raye. The song was released as a single from the album “In This Life” in July 1992. After debuting in the #58 position on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, it would become Collin Raye’s second #1 song two months later.

“In This Life”
Lyrics from genius.com

For all I’ve been blessed with in this life
There was an emptiness in me
I was imprisoned by the power of gold
With one honest touch, you set me free

Let the world stop turning
Let the sun stop burning
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through
If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true;
In this life, I was loved by you

For every mountain I have climbed
Every raging river crossed
You were the treasure that I longed to find
Without your love I would be lost

Let the world stop turning
Let the sun stop burning
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through
If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true;
In this life I was loved by you

In this life, I was loved by you

Sometimes we need reassurance in a relationship, especially if the prior relationship was strong. Doubt is dangerous but trust is powerful. “That Was a River” is a song of reassurance sometimes needed to settle a worried heart. A worried heart is different, I think, than a jealous heart.

“That was a River” was written by Susan Longacre and Rick Giles. This song would be the fourth single released from Collin Raye’s “In This Life” album, peaking at #4 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

“That Was a River”
Lyrics from genius.com

I’ve seen that look before
Here comes that doubt again
You think that girl we saw
Was more than just a friend
Yes, there was a time
I thought she had it all
She meant the world to me
Back when the world was small

That was a river
This is the ocean
That never carried this much emotion
Nothing compares to
This deep devotion
That was a river
This is the ocean

The love we had before
Can never change this one
We’re not imprisoned by
The past we’ve brought along
It’s just you and me
One ship in the night
There are no boundaries
There is no end in sight


Song Lyric Sunday is hosted every Sunday by Jim Adams. If you would like to join in the fun, check out his blog for the rules and to take in all the other music posted by other blogger