Solveig Z. Keshavjee – Styx

Solveig Zarah Keshavjee
Solveig Zarah Keshavjee singing, her hand placed close to Azim’s guitar.

Solveig’s love for music of all era’s and styles was evident in her massive collection of CD’s and LP’s! One group that she loved including myself is STYX…but the song BABE by Styx was not one I personally listened to much. I was thinking of Solveig and distraught that my beautiful wife is not here…another of those many and ongoing difficult moments…then all of a sudden, and I mean this when I say, and believe or not, but RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT I felt her presence, I always do, but this time is was very strong, and then on cue the song BABE out of nowhere plays in my head perfectly – it wasn’t on the radio earlier as I hadn’t been listening to any radio play, in fact I hadn’t listened to any music over the past days or watched any shows…the lyrics (below youtube link) were NEVER so poignant until this moment at 2am…and then to boot, when I went to actually hear the song, I chose one version to use, but then was drawn, almost pulled to the one that is below…here the singer says about his wife that, “we’ve been married for 26 years”…that’s the exact same amount of time for me and Solveig – it struck me so strongly. In the picture (above), her hand is placed close to my guitar…she is in my heart eternally – I know Solveig is beside me..”I love you Solveig so much, thank you my love…I miss you, I love you….always”.

In the the intro the singer says it’s dedicated to his wife of 26 years…the same for me and Solveig…

BABE – STYX

Babe, I’m leaving, I must be on my way
The time is drawing near
My train is going, I see it in your eyes
The love, the need, your tears
But I’ll be lonely without you
And I’ll need your love to see me through
So please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I’ll be missing you.

You know it’s you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I’ve had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it’s you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it’s true
Babe, I love you.

You know it’s you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I’ve had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it’s you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it’s true
Babe, I love you.

Babe, I’m leaving, I’ll say it once again
Somehow try to smile
I know the feeling we’re trying to forget
If only for a while
But I’ll be lonely without you
And I’ll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I’ll be missing you
Babe, I love you
Babe, I love you
Ohh Babe…