Song Lyric Sunday: How Could Anyone Ever Tell You

As soon as I finished my entry for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, another song came to mind. That song, How Could Anyone Ever Tell You, was written and recorded by Libby Roderic in 1990.  I first heard it at a psychotherapy intensive and have used it in my psychotherapy practice from time to time since then.

The version in this post was recorded by Shaina Noll in 1992. It is part of Shaina’s CD, Songs for the Inner Child. She wrote this about that album.

The inspiration to record this collection of songs came to me one night as I was singing my children to sleep. As I sat rocking my youngest child, I realized that the singing my children found so calming and nourishing could extend beyond their rooms. I was doing inner child work at the time, personally and in my practice as a counselor. I suspected that the experience of being sung to could be deeply healing for many of the adults I knew. I felt instinctively that the songs my husband and I had been singing to our children could be a blessing to a wider audience.

As you listen to the song, imagine it is being sung to you.

Lyrics

How could anyone ever tell you
You were anything less than beautiful
How could anyone ever tell you
You were less than whole
How could anyone fail to notice
That your loving is a miracle
How deeply you’re connected to my Soul…

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9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: How Could Anyone Ever Tell You

  1. This is the song we sang at Elaine/Mom’s memorial. I had to get up in front of everyone and start the song off, my first public singing since college. I was terrified and heard Elaine’s voice as I walked to the front of the room. She snarled “Oh get over yourself Kathie!” 😉

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  2. I think most of us could use the reminders in this song more often. Humans crave to know this from others. Beautiful. It sure felt like a lullaby and kind of reminded me of the children’s story Love You Forever.

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