(Northern) Soulklassieker du jour: From a whisper to a scream

Jaloezie, het zal wel bezitterig zijn en dus uit den boze.
En een kreet als deze zal niet helpen, hoe goed geprobeerd ook.
Esther Phillips, 1970

From a whisper in the wind
To a loud loud scream
A message came
That I’ve lost you
To the warmth of another woman

For heaven’s sake baby
I’m begging you just don’t leave me

I’ve seen more tears fall from your eyes
Than all the showers of April
I took kindness for granted
As if it came with the wallpaper

So inconsiderate of how much you cared
For some stupid reason, I just thought you had to be there
Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love

Please don’t leave
I’m begging you on my knees now

I simply must have been crazy
Or I must have been out of my mind
For me to overlook the need in you
Lord, how could I have been so blind

Never giving thoughts to your wants and needs
Now I’m begging you please, please, please
Oh my love
Oh my love

So inconsiderate of how much you cared
For some stupid reason, I just thought you had to be there
Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love

Baby just don’t leave me now
Oh my love
Oh my love