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Song Saturday Challenge on Monday: Olivia Newton-John

I’m unsure why this song came to mind today. That sort of thing happens from time to time. However, I’m a very longtime fan of Olivia Newton-John. She is a tremendously beautiful and talented lady and to be totally honest, I had a huge crush on her when this song was released. Have You Never Been Mellow was released in 1975, the year after I graduated from High School. Olivia was born in 1948, so that made her 27 when she released the song and made this video. I was still a teenager and to me, she was the most beautiful woman in the world, with the voice of an Angel. 

She always did hold her age well, too. When she stared in the movie Grease in 1978, she was 30, playing the part of a teenager, Sandy Olsson. Olivia has been delighting fans for a very long time and she is still a beautiful and classy lady who has a load of awards to her name. She’s had three battles with cancer, though, and in 2017, she was diagnosed with type IV bone cancer.

This is supposed to be uplifting though and her voice is fantastic for that. The lyrics of this song send a good message that many of us should heed, too. Here are the lyrics:

There was a time when I was in a hurry as you areI was like youThere was a day when I just had to tell my point of viewI was like youNow I don’t mean to make you frownNo, I just want you to slow downHave you never been mellow?Have you never tried to find a comfort from inside you?Have you never been happy just to hear your song?Have you never let someone else be strong?Running around as you do with your head up in the cloudsI was like youNever had time to lay back, kick your shoes off, close your eyesI was like youNow you’re not hard to understandYou need someone to take your handHave you never been mellow?Have you never tried to find a comfort from inside you?Have you never been happy just to hear your song?Have you never let someone else be strong?

You know what? I Still have a crush on her, though she is now the second most beautiful woman in the world. My wife is number one.

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Written by Rex Trulove

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