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Will you still love me tomorrow?

One of the contestants on American Idol 2012 sang a beautiful rendition of  ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’

The song was written by Carole King, with her then husband Gerry Goffin and the original recording was done in 1960 by The Shirelles, a popular girl band from the 1960s. The Shirelles made ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ the first song by an all-girl group to reach number 1 in the United States.
Listen to The Shirelles version of the song

Carole King also recorded her own version of the song with James Taylor.
Listen to the Carole King & James Taylor version of ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’

Many artists have recorded the song, including Amy Winehouse who recorded a version for the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2004.
Listen to the Amy Winehouse version

Rolling Stone ranks this song as Number 125 on the list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’.

It’s amazing how this one song sounds so different in all the three renditions, and the many others that have been recorded. But the message is still the same. It’s just someone wondering if they will still be loved in the future the way they are being loved in the present.

The song speaks to those fleeting moments of fear when you wonder how long the love you have will will last.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Tonight you’re mine completely
You give you love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?

Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment’s pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow?

Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I’m the only one
But will my heart be broken
When the night meets the morning sun?

I’d like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?

So tell me now, and I won’t ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?

It’s not impossible…

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Desiderata – Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.