Ella

 

Queen Ella inspires my writing. Her sequins, satin, and sighs, to the way she wipes her brow. The swing of her head. It all mixes into a bewitching shot of seductive appeal.

What’s not to love about Young’s score, ‘Stella By Starlight’, Ned Washington’s lyrics, and Ella’s sultry swoon? An ‘endless spring’ or ‘Stella by starlight, with moon in her hair.’ Enchanted.

~ Victor Young, Ned Washington, Ella Fitzgerald

Fall in love all over again.

Star Wish

 

Would it be alright,

if I sit awhile?

Like a candle in the dark.

Would it be alright,

Could you hold my hand?

Be my anchor in the night.

And when I’m lost

Will you find me?

Cause baby, I’m falling like a star wish

 star wish, star wish

Falling like a star wish

Straight to you.

And would it be alright,

if I leaned in?

Please~ whisper, “It’s okay.”

Is it alright,

can I stay one night?

And sleep these tears away.

Cause baby, I’m falling like a star wish

 star wish, star wish

See me falling like a star wish

Straight to you.

 Lyrics

The sultry voice of a woman filled the small room. Notes rose, hit the ceiling, dropped. Words teased and enchanted as they wrapped humanity. “The High Priestess of Soul” punched the tiny kitchen with passion and spirit, nestled herself into every corner, tucked inside each drawer.

Absorbed in the magic, he forgot last night, forgot time. The notes brought dignity into the room. He bowed, gripped the counter and let his troubles slip off bone.

~ Maybe Love Will Save Us