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“A Song For You” - a song I almost hear Lin Minmei singing to Rick Hunter
Posted: 10 February 2019 03:57 PM  
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“A Song For You” is a 1970 composition by the late singer-songwriter Leon Russell.  The song has become a standard, recorded by numerous artistes including Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, the Carpenters, Whitney Houston, and many, many others.

If you listen to the lyrics of the song, you can almost hear it as a song from Lin Minmei to Rick Hunter.

I’ve been so many places in my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs
I’ve made some bad rhymes
I’ve acted out my life in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we’re alone now
And I’m singing this song to you
I know your image of me is what I hoped to be
I treated you unkindly
But darling can’t you see
There’s no one more important to me
Baby can’t you see through me?
‘Cause we’re alone now and I’m singing this song to you

You taught me precious secrets
Of a true love
You wanted nothing
You came out in front
When I was hiding
But now I’m so much better
And if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody
‘Cause my love is in there hiding
I love you in a place
Where there’s no space or time
I love you for my life
You’re a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone
And I was singing this song to you
I love you in a place
Where there’s no space or time
I love you for my life
You’re a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song to you
We were alone
And I was singing this song to you
We were alone and I was singing this song
Singing this song to you

Those blue parts, especially, seem to poignantly reflect the dynamic of Minmei’s and Rick’s relationship. 

ROBOTECH didn’t have the budget to license a copyrighted song to use in its soundtrack, but if we were to imagine Minmei covering a standard, this song would be very personally meaningful to her.

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