I Just Wanna Stop (1978)
When I think about those nights in Montreal
I get the sweetest thoughts of you and me
Memories of love above the city lights
Oooo, I’ve tried so hard to take it
But alone my heart won’t make it
I just wanna stopVannelli, Ross
And tell you what I feel about you, babe
I just wanna stop
I never wanna live without you, babe
I just gotta stop
For your love…
You’re probably wondering if I have any songs that represent any of my wives, directly. This one does, mainly because the album it was on was released in September 1978, two months after Suzann and I got married in Vancouver. She loved it, and I loved that she loved it.
But there was a fly in the ointment: the first line. This was a song that reminded Suzann of Amy’s father. They’re gone to Montreal on one of their road trips, and these words now became her cherished memory of their time together.
In fact, this song would represent symbolically his telling her how much he loved and missed her. Not really a good way to start off our marriage, was it?
Suzann and I saw Gino Vennelli perform live on stage in Vancouver, years later.