Cherish



Lyrics

Cherish, cherish

So tired of broken hearts and losing at this game
Before I start this dance
I take a chance in telling you
I want more than just romance
You are my destiny
I can't let go
Baby can't you see
Cupid please take your aim at me

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Oh baby I cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life
I'm always singing it
Cherish your strength
You got the power to make me feel good
And baby I perish the thought
Of ever leaving
I never would

I was never satisfied with casual encounters
I can't hide my need for two hearts that bleed
With burning love
That's the way it's got to be
Romeo and Juliet they never felt this way I bet
So don't underestimate my point of view

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Oh baby I cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life
I'm always singing it
Cherish your strength
You got the power to make me feel good
And baby I perish the thought
Of ever leaving
I never would

Who? You!
Can't get away, I won't let you
Who? You!
I could never forget to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your love

You're givin' it
You're givin' it to me boy
Keep giving me all-all-all your joy
Give me faith
I will always cherish you

Romeo and Juliet they never felt this way I bet
So don't underestimate my point of view

Who? You!
Can't get away, I won't let you
Who? You!
I could never forget to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your love

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side
Oh baby I cherish the joy
You keep bringing it into my life
I'm always singing it
Cherish your strength
You got the power to make me feel good
And baby I perish the thought
Of ever leaving
I never would

Cherish
Give me faith
Give me joy, my boy
I will always cherish you
Give me faith
Give me joy, my boy
I will always cherish you

Cherish your strength
(You're givin' it, you're givin' it to me boy)
Can't get away, I won't let you
(Keep giving me all your joy)
Perish the thought
(You're givin' it, you're givin' it to me boy)
I could never forget to
(Keep giving me all your joy)

Cherish the thought
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish the joy
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish the strength
(You're givin' it to me boy, keep giving me all your joy)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Perish the thought
(You're givin' it to me boy, keep giving me all your joy)
(Can't get away, can't get away)

Cherish the thought
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish the joy
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)

Credits

Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard


Album



Single

Cherish, the singleAfter the -content-wise- heavy loaded Like A Prayer and Express Yourself singles, Madonna chose this light love song as third single, released on August 1, 1989. There aren't many other Madonna songs that pay tribute to the beauty of love better than Cherish does. The fans agreed and the single climbed the charts to #2 in the US (kept from the top spot by Janet Jackson's 'Miss You Much') and Japan, #3 in the UK and #4 in Australia.


Video

Cherish, the videoWhile the song pretends to be an innocent love song, the video gives it a sexy touch. Directed by the fantastic photographer Herb Ritts - who also made the cover picture of the True Blue album - the video looks like a photo shoot in black, white and blue colors. Madonna swims in the sea between gorgeous mermen (among who is Tony Ward, whom Madonna dated a few years later), wearing a tight (while wet) black dress, showing off her voluptuous body.




Tour

Cherish @ Blond Ambition TourOn the Blond Ambition Tour, Madonna got her own mermen. While she sang her love song, they flipped their tails around and gave her sweet kisses. Madonna plays a (fake) harp to make it all even more suga-sweet.

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