Sunday, January 28All That Matters

“Please Send Me Someone To Love” – the true original by Percy Mayfield, later covered by Sade, B.B. King, Etta James, Gladys Knight…


“Please Send Me Someone To Love” – the true original by Percy Mayfield, later covered by Sade, B.B. King, Etta James, Gladys Knight…




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  • elizabethany6

    Yeah, yeah, it’s Valentine’s Day, but I just love [the message](https://lyricworkroom.com/please-send-me-someone-to-love/) here.

    “Every other love song in existence is about just two people. Their names are “You” and “I.” It’s a whole lot of “Me Me Me Wanting/Having/Losing You You You” out there.
    Percy turns this convention on its head by asking first for the greater good.
    “Listen, we really need help down here. Lots of conflict. Discrimination. Poverty. Suffering. Please help us stop being such jerks to each other. And, uh, oh yeah, just one more thing… this is low on the priority list, but despite all this madness, I’m human and I’m lonely. Please send me someone to love.”

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