Ek Is Lief Vir Jou
I Love You.
When you love someone, make sure you tell them!
This song is about what it often feels like falling in love, but also a reminder to tell the people you love, that you do... BEFORE it’s too late!
"I love you, did I ever tell you?"
Background & Inspiration for Ek Is Lief Vir Jou
I was inspired to write this song after watching a World War I film called The Red Baron.
During a scene at the end of the movie, there is a poignant moment that is heart breaking. (Spoiler alert if you haven't seen the movie).
A woman crosses over into enemy territory to say “goodbye” to the man she loved, after his plane went down & he didn’t survive.
As she stands at the grave, she speaks as if she was speaking to him, but she is looking at his grave. She tells him, that she was asked by many why she was putting herself into danger to come here (to enemy territory) to say goodbye to him.
She is quite for a moment & then she responds: “I told [him] I love you!”
With tears in her eyes, she says, “Did I ever tell you?”
How extremely sad that she had not said these words to him while he was alive. Watch the scene from the movie below...
When did this begin? I don’t remember,
the first thing you said, I wish I could,
cause now I think about you all the time,
When will you be mine?
Ek is Lief vir jou, het ek jou gese?
Dat ek het jou nodig, kyk wat jy’t aan my gedoen
Ek kan sonder jou lewe, maar ek wil nie, ek wil nie.
You stole my heart, with your smile,
you are a dream, a dream come true,
now I look at you, and I love to see
that you thinking of me too.
And I don’t know how, I don’t know when,
I found a found this love that never ends.
You, you make me better, Yes you do,
and I thought that you should know.
That I love you, Did I tell you?
That I need you, look what you’ve done to me!
I can live without, but I don’t want to,
When did this begin?
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