I am sure someone else sang it before him, but it was he who made me
adore the song. I saw him in concert about 13 years ago and absolutely
loved it. He was a little before my time, but my mom and dad always
did a great job of exposing my sister and I to a wonderful array of
eclectic music. I went with a friend last minute who had an extra ticket.
It was a wonderful decision to quickly say yes. A small simple band
and he in a beautiful black tuxedo. I was impressed by his showman-
ship and how he commanded the entire stage and kept the entire
audience engaged. And then he stood under a single spotlight, and
belted out I Who Have Nothing.
I have never experienced this in real life, the lyrics are heartbreaking
and so very moving.
your hopes and dreams and desires usually involve them. You want to
live life daily with them, explore everything new together and love them
completely. If, for whatever the reason you are not able to be with them,
it can make a person crumble when they see their loved one with
another. Especially if you know you would be the one to make them the
married the day before I turned 20. We were children, knowing nothing
of the world, but we knew we were in love. I couldn’t imagine my life
without him. And I still can not. We have been absolutely blessed with
eternal love for each other. No, not every day is perfect. And we have
been through our fair share of trials and challenges, but he and I make
it work. We don’t give up. We don’t walk away. We work through it.
Because that is what love does. Love encourages. Love perseveres.
who have nothing. Adore you and want you so. I’m just a no one with
nothing to give you. But I love you. I had nothing to give my husband.
I loved him with all of my being. And that was the one gift I possessed.
lust that eventually turns to dust. It isn’t always love. But when it is. It is
something to be adored, cultivated, treasured, and shared. What is the
old saying? Love isn’t love until you give it away.
12 year old daughter heard me. She waited in silence, standing on the
other side of the kitchen for me to see that she was watching me.
When I turned and she caught my eye, she scrunched up her face at me.
Have Nothing by Tom Jones.” I told her.
old book and didn’t understand it.”
Do you want to hear Tom Jones sing this song? It is pretty amazing.”
“Lily, come here. I have a song for you to listen to.” I may have smiled
too much, I don’t know. But she wasn’t haven’t it. I began playing the
song on YouTube and she looks at me with a bit of snark preparing to
let loose. She shakes her shoulders, pretends she is interested and
only lasted through the first verse. She didn’t even make it to the chorus.
excellent song. I just view it as her loss.
He wasn’t haven’t it either. I even tried to explain the song to him. “If
you have to explain it, there might be a problem.”
just pretend you like the song as much as I do.
https://youtu.be/-My9rkAOfec Candice Glover, my second favorite performance of this song.