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    unchained melody

    "And time can do so much "
    1. So much of what? Please explain.

    "God speed your love to me. "
    2. What does 'God speed' mean? Is it anything to do with a safe trip?

    3. Is 'Godspeed something to someone' common usage?


    Note: Godspeed - expressing wish for safe journey: used to wish somebody a safe trip or successful endeavor

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    Re: unchained melody

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "And time can do so much "
    1. So much of what? Please explain.

    "God speed your love to me. "
    2. What does 'God speed' mean? Is it anything to do with a safe trip?

    3. Is 'Godspeed something to someone' common usage?


    Note: Godspeed - expressing wish for safe journey: used to wish somebody a safe trip or successful endeavor

    Unchained Melody Lyrics
    Hi,
    Time can do so much to alter ones feelings, "are you still mine".

    "God speed" can indeed be expressing a wish for a safe journey.

    In the context of the song though I think that the singer is asking God to send "your" love to him quickly.

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    Re: unchained melody

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "And time can do so much "
    1. So much of what? Please explain.

    "God speed your love to me. "
    2. What does 'God speed' mean? Is it anything to do with a safe trip?

    3. Is 'Godspeed something to someone' common usage?


    Note: Godspeed - expressing wish for safe journey: used to wish somebody a safe trip or successful endeavor

    Unchained Melody Lyrics

    When it was first written for a film soundtrack, it evoked the feelings of a man in jail wondering whether his love would still be there when he got out.

    And bhaisabab is quite right about 'godspeed'. It is a fairly archaic wish to someone setting out on a journey (as one word - like 'goodbye' [=God be with you]), and the song uses it as two words to change the wish from a wish directed at a departing person into a wish for divine intervention - '[may] God [make the necessary arrangements to] speed [transitive] your love to me'.


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