Julio Iglesias – When I Need You
I just close my eyes and I’m with you
And all that I so what to give you
It’s only a heartbeat away
I hold out my hands and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day
The telephone can’t take the place of your smile
But you know I won’t be traveling forever
It’s cold out, so hold out, and do like I do…
Julio Iglesias, in full Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva was born on September 23, 1943, in Madrid, Spain. He was a professional soccer player with Real Madrid and graduated from law school before he won the 1968 Benidorm Festival with a song he composed himself, “La vida sigue igual,” and signed with Discos Columbia records.
During his lengthy recovery, Iglesias was given a guitar by one of his nurses, and he taught himself to play by accompanying songs on the radio. After he had sufficiently recovered mobility, Iglesias was sent to study English in the United Kingdom. During that time he penned his first single, “La vida sigue igual” (“Life Goes on as Usual”), with which he won a Spanish song competition in 1968.
After finishing his secondary education, Iglesias went on to study law at the urging of his father. … In 1970 he won the honor of representing Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Gwendolyne.” Though Iglesias did not win that competition, his song became a major hit in Europe and rocketed him to stardom.
If we listen to this song I think the words are useless.