Thursday, June 4, 2020

Music & Lyrics: "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John (Grease, 1978)




Original lyrics by John Farrar
Performed by Olivia Newton-John


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Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I'm not the first to know
There's just no getting over you

I know I'm just a fool who's willin'
To sit around and wait for you
But baby, can't you see
There's nothin' else for me to do
I'm hopelessly devoted to you

But now, there's nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I'm out of my head, hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you, hopelessly devoted to you

My head is sayin', "Fool, forget him!"
My heart is sayin', "Don't let go!"
"Hold on to the end--"
That's what I intend to do
I'm hopelessly devoted to you

But now, there's nowhere to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I'm out of my head, hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you, hopelessly devoted to you


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I was just sixteen when this song came out.
Listening to it made my eyes cross.
I mean--how amazingly hot is Olivia Newton-John's
breathy rendition of this instant classic anyway?
I harbored a secret crush on her for years afterward,
though I didn't see Grease
until it had long since come out on video
more than fifteen years later.