Saturday, April 19, 2014

Featured Unknown/Underrated Song*: "Faithfully" by Journey

This song was written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who had just hopped aboard the Journey express three years previously after being with the Babys.  My thought when Cain joined the group was that Journey may have become the most talented group in the world at that point. 

We have this song as the best song to never make the Top 10.  It may seem an obvious choice as an Underrated Song*, but now you see that radio misses often, and sometimes they miss badly.  Believe it nor not, there were radio stations in 1983 that did not play this song, halting its progress at #12.  Today, it seems like a no-brainer, but that's what we call the people that didn't play this song back in 1983--no-brainers. 

Their inability to "hear the music" back then allows Inside The Rock Era to proudly feature it now as The Most Underrated Song of the Rock Era*.  Journey, we heard it back then (in fact we were with you in the beginning), and we salute you now for this great song:

Lyrics and Music by Jonathan Cain
Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You're on my mind
Restless hearts
Sleep alone tonight
Sending all my love
Along the wire

They say that the road
Ain't no place to start a family
Right down the line
It's been you and me
And lovin' a music man
Ain't always what it's supposed to be
Oh, girl, you stand by me
I'm forever yours

Circus life
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns
To make us smile
Through space and time
Always another show
Wondering where I am
Lost without you

And being apart
Ain't easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh, girl, you stand by me
I'm forever yours

Whooa, oh-oh-ooh
Whooa, oh-oh-ooh, oh
Whooa, oh-oh-oh, oh-whoooooa-oh
I'm still yours

I'm forever yours
Ever yours

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