Those who know me well - and those who know me very little - know one thing about me; I am a hopeless romantic. Romance in any form, in any shape touches my inner core. I live for romance and I need its manifestation to be present in my life on daily bases, or I will not thrive...
Therefore, the undying romantic melodies, particularly those from times long gone, capture and encompass my very soul.
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is such a classic, a love song, where the lyrics complement the melody in an incredible alluring manner. The compilation is light like air, yet full of substance and inferior in beauty of poetic words.
Written originally as a show tune by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for the 1933 operetta Roberta, it was later performed by Irene Dunne for the 1935 film adaptation, costarring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Randolph Scott. Covered by numerous artists over the years, my absolute favorite and the most famous is the captivating performance by The Platters in 1958.
Listening to it today, tomorrow, any day at any time - when I was young and when I am old and grey - will always fill my heart with the only emotion worth living for:
the undying perception of love.