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The Soft Songs Sung By Bread

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Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1940, David Gates was a very musically inclined individual who played several instruments and wrote many songs made popular by singers of the 60's. He later moved to LA and it was after '69 when he formed the group Bread that he became famous for not only writing songs but for singing them. Other hits of his group not mentioned in my poem include "It Don't Matter To Me,"  "Diary" and "Aubrey." He also wrote the song made famous by the movie of the same title: "The Goodbye Girl." 
He is probably not my very favorite songwriter. I have too many to ever narrow it down to just one. But I was impressed to write of him since he was one whose music made me dreamy!

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The Soft Songs Sung By Bread

I liked the soft songs sung by Bread, a group whose lyrics filled my head, for each day from my radio I’d hear their music sweetly flow.
At night, relaxing on my bed, I liked the soft songs sung by Bread. I’d sing along while listening to songs like “If” and “Make It With You.” To “Baby I’m a Want You” I would think of one I loved and sigh. When by romance my heart was led, I liked the soft songs sung by Bread. Who wrote those lovely lyrics sung? I didn’t care, for I was young with many years before me spread. I liked the soft songs sung by Bread! Inspired by Michael J. Falotico's Contest: What Songwriter or writers Inspire you????
*David Gates is the songwriter and the originator of the group called Bread, most famous for its soft romantic songs of the early 70's. To know more about him, please click on "About Poem."

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  1. Date: 5/8/2014 11:08:00 PM
    Andrea This is a great tribute to a good group. I like a lot of their songs. Thank you for the fun and nice comment on my Wild Night poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:03:00 PM
    so impressive! i love this Andrea! It's really good to write a poem when there's music and you're inspired. music of the 70's are really good ones, too. thank you for sharing.ops! i see you won here. my belated hearty congratulations! love, leonora

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 12:49:00 PM
    I have to fave this one, sweetie! Shucks, you got me singing here and having this goofy smile on my face. I know all the Bread songs you mentioned here and in the About poem page. Shucks, Diary, what a heartbreaking song. And If---ooh wee. Yup, definitely soft songs... I myself have fallen asleep (in a good way!!) to their songs. Thanks for writing this beauty!I see congrats are in order, so congrats! hugs to you!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea! I listened to their songs after reading this, I remember a few of them, thank you for taking me there. Hugs

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Excellent choice, Andrea! I appreciate the music of the seventies far more than I did in my younger days. I was just listening to Andy Gibb the other night. Shadow Dancing!My son thought I was crazy, I'm sure, as I danced along. LOL...congrats on your win!!

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:51:00 PM
    Re: your latest comment. No, I didn't know it was a described it as such for my somewhat artistic mind! ha ha...Congrats on your placement. I am obviously a fan and I enjoyed your poem...memories were flooding...I didn't get my entry completed on time...It would have been a great experience to hear someone sing "IF" at a dance...that had to be special! gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Yes I agree with you Andrea; I had a couple of 4tracks of David Gates and bread.. nothing like it..) wishing you the best in the contest with this one..!

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Good contest entry. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win in Michael's contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Great tribute write. Well penned. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Andrea , congrats on your great win, great choice..David

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 12:22:00 PM
    A stunning write Andrea, congratulations on your win in Michael's contest ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Very nice... congratulations! Terry

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Congrats AD--Bread is one of my favorites too!

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 8:45:00 AM
    congrats Andrea on a stunning win for this excellent piece on Bread so mellow and smooth with their vocals.. great job luv..

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 8:27:00 AM
    What a good write and tribute.. Congrats to in my contest...luv Michael

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Baby I'm a want you is a favourite of mine too. All the best in the contest.

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:20:00 PM
    david gates performed here years back and i watched his concert, andie... i swooned at his mellow drool of "make it with you" the way i'm swooning now after having read your charming piece... love the bread!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 4:27:00 PM
    super tribute to a great group Andrea.. I loved all their songs.. best wishes luv and enjoy a super weekend too .. see ya next week .. as I will be back on track..

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:30:00 PM
    i think Bread is a fantastic group and I enjoyed your poem....Patrick