Valentine

Released 2007

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Track Listing (for lyrics, click on the song title)

  1. With You Or Without You (Liz Thorsen)
  2. Hope Is (Mary Hopkin)
  3. Sometimes it's not Enough(When You Use Only Words) (John Kongos)
  4. No Love Is Sorrow (Pentangle)
  5. Life Begins Again (Mary Hopkin)
  6. All The Diamonds (Bruce Cockburn)
  7. There I Find You (Bruce Cockburn)
  8. Loving You is So Easy (Paul Muggleton/Bob Noble)
  9. Mother Earth (Ron Mael/Russell Mael)
  10. Only Lovers Decide (Emmit Rhodes)
  11. Trust Once More (Emmit Rhodes)
  12. All I've Ever Known (Mary Hopkin)

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Album Notes

Although deciding to stay out of the public eye, Mary Hopkin still loves to write, sing and to record in the studio. Since parting with Apple Records, and the release of Earth Song/Ocean Song in 1971, she continued to record, although those recordings have remained stored away, until now.

Valentine is a selection of recordings from 1972-1980, from different songwriters including Mary herself. Fans of Earth Song/Ocean Song will love Valentine which features 'With You or Without You' from Liz Thorsen, who wrote the title tracks of the 1971 album, and many of the same musicians such as Danny Thompson, who wrote 'No Love is Sorrow', and Ralph McTell.

Three tracks of Mary's: 'Hope Is', 'Life Begins Again' and 'All I've Ever Known', have been included and display her sublime songwriting talent.

The cover artwork is also one of Mary's paintings - a Valentine card she painted some years ago.

Valentine is an album of love, heartbreak and beautiful arrangements. Fans of Mary will welcome this return to what she loves best, and new listeners will be introduced to her unique voice.

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Lyrics

Lyrics must not be reproduced whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, without the written permission of Mary Hopkin Music.

Hope Is

Hope he will set your heart on fire
Hope he will build your mountain higher
Hope is all the hope you have
When you need some kind of light
He's that glimmer in the darkest night

Freedom now that he has found you
Freedom how he will surround you
And you'll never rest again
Till he holds you in his arms and then
Oh you'll want your freedom to the end

If your heart is broken
And there's no way open
Hope is there to see you through
When your life it binds you
Leave it all behind you
Freedom's always there for you

Love love if you can't escape it
Love he will take your heart and break it
Then your open wounds he'll bind
Cos he never meant to be unkind
Oh love is sweet but love is blind

And you'll never love again
Oh you'll never never never
Or you'll never love again

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Life Begins Again

Where are you going to
Where I cannot find you
How many times you tried to take me with you
Though I will not follow
All those places, your dark and lonely ways
I'll just wait on here a while
Till you find your way home again

Life begins a-
Life begins again

And the life you left behind
Where's the dream you hope to find
Here in the light you lose your way
There in the dark you hide away
Before you slip away again

Where are you going to
Where I cannot find you
Oh, I know
I know you wanna take me with you
But I will not follow you
All those places, your dark and lonely ways
I'll just wait on here a while
Till you find your way home again

Life begins a-
Life begins again

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All I've Ever Known

All I've ever known
All the love you've shown
Guided by your starry light I'll find my way again
Thought I'd never see
What you mean to me, oh
I spent the night in heaven with you
I'm in love again
All around me is aglow
And you're always here I know, I know

And all around me is aglow
Reaching out you're always here, I know

Can you imagine what it's like to be alone
To never learn, never grow
I'm gonna leave, I'm gonna leave, I'm gonna leave
I'm gonna love you

All I've ever known
All the love you've shown
Guided by your loving light
I've found my way again
And it will always be the same
Always changing, always growing, oh


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Mary Hopkin Valentine