350) John Bromley — “If You Are There With Me”
As much as I love John Bromley’s songs (see #337), I would not have predicted that my blog featuring his classic “Weather Man” would be my second most popular of 2022. Well, as someone once said, “You might need a weatherman to know which way the blogs blow.”
“If You Are There With Me” is another wistful and wonderful song by Bromley. He recalls that “[t]wo well known session singers (Yvonne “Sue” and Heather “Sunny” Wheatman) brought the song to life with their counterpart melody. I don’t think I should claim credit for their counterpoint vocal lines. It was probably Graham Dee who came up with the idea for the counter harmony part.” (liner notes to Bromley’s Songs expanded edition of Sing).
“Someone asked me where I’d like to go when I go away. Somewhere in the sun or in the snow, somewhere far away. It doesn’t really matter where I go or who I see cause if you are there with me, if you are there with me . . . . Someone told a lie the other day I don’t believe. After all this time you turn away, away from me. It doesn’t really matter where I go or who I see . . . .”
“If You Are There With Me” begins at 7:20: