ReviewNovember, 11th 2016
The original piece by Bread indicates the sorrow about the death of the father of the songwriter (David Gates, aged 75 as of 2016). Before this revelation took place, many fans of the band and simple listeners took this song as the one singing about the relationships with a girl that came to an end. No, as it turned out, here is was the different story. In addition to Olivia, this song was covered many times by other artists, amongst which there are such big and famous ones as Boyzone, Boy George, NSYNC, Rode Stewart, Nicole Scherzinger, Andy Williams & Vanessa Hudgens. In addition to being covered, this song is often used in soundtracks, like, for instance, 2006th Happy Feet about the dancing penguin. Certainly, this is in addition to this soundtrack here.
Interestingly that Boyzone – a former popular Irish boys band, released a cover only in 2013 – they made it at the 20th anniversary of the band, performing in a tour of memory, we would call it that. The version of Boy George reached #2 position in the UK’s charts and shown even more success in several other countries – Ireland, Belgium, Norway, and Italy. Unfortunately, it did not enter the US’s Billboard chart.
This is a soft rock song that reached #5 in the US and #32 in the UK in 1972. The reason why the writer did the song dedicated to a father, was an extremely strong influence of this deceased person on the author’s musical way. It was a contribution to the life memory about a father, which succeeded.
In the lines of lyrics, there is a huge love embodied: a singer tells that there was a person who sheltered him from the rain, kept him warm and gave him the finest years in life, backing his actions with own support and the outlook on the life. And now, when he is gone, a singer would give away anything he had – including his own life and a home – to have his father back. The gone life is a gone part of his soul and life, which isn’t that easy to separate with. We all know what is losing the relatives and we totally understand the pain that is inherent to it. Reference: Read more about Everything I Own, Olivia Newton-John album "Olivia", Art Garfunkel
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