Tina Turner–A Wonderful Journey

Tina Turner died in late May at age 83. She grew up in the cotton fields of Nutbush, Tennessee, singing in a church choir—and later in nightclubs—and working as a nurse’s aide. She got a job singing backup for Ike Turner, then became his costar, married him and, after years of abuse, escaped—bruised and bloodied with just 36 cents and a gas card in her pocket.

At 44 she relaunched a career with “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” The words were haunting; so piercingly phrased, and left to hang in our minds: “Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

Before she died Tina told an interviewer, “People think my life has been tough, but I think it’s been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happened, it’s how you deal with it.”


What’s Love Got to Do With It

Oh whats love got to do with it
What’s love but a second hand emotion
What’s love got to do with it
Who needs a heart
When a heart can be broken

I’ve been taking on a new direction
But I have to say
I’ve been thinking about my own protection
It scares me to feel this way