Mr.Ruffin. I remember the very first time I saw you perform. It was the Fox theater. That beautiful voice. I had the pleasure of meeting you after the show. I still have your autograph. I felt as if you sang this song for me:
Sunshine, blue skies, please go away My girl has found another and gone away With her, went my future My life is filled with gloom So day after day, I stay locked up in my room I know to you, it might sound strange But I wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain) 'Cause so badly, I wanna go outside (Such a lovely day) But everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry Listen, I gotta cry, 'cause crying eases the pain This hurt I feel inside, words could never explain I just wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain) Let it rain, rain, rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain) Let it rain Let it rain Day in, day out, my tears stained face, pressed against the window pane My eyes search the skies, desperately for rain 'Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops And no one will ever know That I'm crying, crying, when I go outside To the world outside, my tears I refuse to explain Oh, I wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain) Let it rain Let it rain I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes. (Let it rain) Let it rain Let it rain Listen, I'm a man and I've got my pride 'Til it rains, I'm gonna stay inside
Thank you for this one in particular. Sleep In Heavenly Peace.
Post by EmergingRuffian on Jun 1, 2005 0:44:08 GMT -5
Thank you Mr. Ruffin for being you, a strong, uncompromising man with oodles of talent. You left a musical legacy that will never be duplicated. You are indeed missed and loved. RIP my brother and know that your music and performances continues to amaze and delight your fans, both young and old.
You got a smile so bright You know you could have been a candle I'm holding you so tight You know you could have been a handle The way you swept me off my feet You know you could have been a broom The way you smell so sweet You know you could have been some perfume Well you could have been anything that you want to And I can tell The way you do the things you do
David Ruffin, one of the greatest singers of all time. I can't express in words, how I feel and felt about you as an entertainer. I'll never forget as long as I live, when I saw you performed in Oakland, California, and you asked the audiences if they had any requests, I had my hand up hoping you would ask me and at the same time I was talking to this guy, and my girlfriend tapped me, and you were standing in front of me and asked me what I wanted to hear. The shock of you being right in my face was just breath taking, and without hesitation all I could say is. I could never love another after loving you, and you just smiled. That was one of my favorite songs, even though I liked everything you sang, because of your gifted distinctive voice. You could sing anything and make it sound so good. Loosing you was like loosing a family member to me. I grew up with you. I remember hearing you on the radio for the first time "My Girl". I was just stuck and mesmorized for days, and to meet you was icing on the cake. I love you David with all my heart forever sincerely, I could never love another after loving you. Dr. Anntheia Yvonne Harrison'Farr