Monday, February 07, 2011

Song Lyrics

I'm not asking for a second chance
I'm screaming at the top of my voice
James Blunt

Do you ever find there are certain lines in certain songs that catch you every single time? 

You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen always makes me smile.

Then there are entire songs that draw me up and focus.

I wont drink
I wont eat
I can't hear
I wont speak
Let it out
Let it in
All this pain
From within
And I just can't pour my heart out
To another living thing
Im a whisper
Im a shadow
But Im standing up to sing

OUT OF TEARS--The Rolling Stones. (This was the original title of SEA OF SUSPICION and was inspired by the song). 

Why do the street lamps die
When you're passing by
Like a hand that won't stay on my shoulder tonight
If you held me close, would you laugh it away
Would you dare the glance that I steal to stay

I'LL FIND A WAY by Rachel Yamagata

How to fight loneliness
Smile all the time
Shine your teeth to meaningless
And sharpen them with lies


Take your records, take your freedom
Take your memories, I don't need'em
Take your space and take your reasons
But you'll think of me
And take your cap and leave my sweater
'Cause we have nothing left to weather
In fact I'll feel a whole lot better
But you'll think of me, you'll think of me

YOU'LL THINK OF ME by Keith Urban

She's got an alright job but it's not a career
Whenever she thinks about it, it brings her to tears
'Cause all she wants is a boyfriend, she gets one night stands
She's thinking how did I get here, I'm doing all that I can

22 by Lily Allen

Tonight, out on the street out in the moonlight
And dammit this feels too right
It´s just like Déjà Vu
Me standin’ here with you
So I´ll be holdin`my own breath
Could this be the end?
Is it that moment when
I find the one that I'll spend forever with?


So many amazing songs--it's a wonder we haven't run out of tunes and lyrics, and yet, like good stories there seems to be an endless well that creative people draw from.

I love words. I love lyrics. I love songs. Anyone else addicted like me?

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