A Love Song That’s True

Been hearing a lot of folks complaining about Valentine’s Day this year. Right there with you, friends. Here’s a song I wrote a few years back that makes fun of most of the love songs we like to play on this day. It will probably be on my next CD:

A Love Song That’s True (words and music by Eric Folkerth)

(note: if you can’t get the player to work, it could be because it’s an old post and I had to move the file…sorry…)

A Love Song That’s True
You Mean the world to me…
But, when you’re out of town
This big blue-green ball
Keep on spinning right around.

You are a part of me…
But, that line is just pretend
‘Cause I’ve still got all my fingers
And I’ve still got all my limbs

And I’d be lost without you…
But, the truth is, when I pack
That I always take a compass
And I usually take a map.

And so what I’m really search for
Is a love song that’s true
So, I guess that I’ll just say that I love you.

You’re the wind in my wings…
But, that’s really quite absurb
‘Cause you’re really not the wind
And I’m really not a bird.

You are my only one…
And yet, when I count my friends
They number in the hundreds
Or at least into the tens.

And I’m totally crazy ’bout you…
But, the simple truth remains
Every moment we’re together
I’m really still quite sane.

And so what I’m really search for
Is a love song that’s true
So, I guess that I’ll just say that I love you.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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