Make You Feel My Love

I adore the song “Make You Feel My Love”. It’s originally a Bob Dylan song, but until I was contemplating this post I don’t think I had ever heard his version before. There’s a small potential that he sang it during the concert I went to when I was in high school as I couldn’t convincingly tell you a single song in his set from that night.  I highly doubt it though. I generally find Bob Dylan to be rather whiny sounding, which very much holds true on his version of this song so I don’t recommend you seek that one out.

I first became familiar with Billy Joel’s cover of the song found on his Greatest Hits Volume III album. I always enjoyed its melancholy tone contrasted with the hopeful lyrics of someone who would do anything for the person they love even though that person hasn’t committed to loving them back. The lyrics in the bridge of the song always get to me:

“I know you
Haven’t made
Your mind up yet
But I would never
Do you wrong
I’ve known it
From the moment
That we met
No doubt in my mind
Where you belong”

Billy Joel’s version of the song does it justice, but Adele absolutely kills it! She covers the song on her first album, 19. It is the song that made me fall in love with her. The richness and soul of her voice are perfect for this song.

It is the perfect song to listen to on a grey, rainy day such as the one I’m currently experiencing here in Baltimore. The lyrics fit the melancholy weather while the lyrics portend towards brighter days ahead.

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