I wanted to show you some of the songs that inspire feelings of you or us, but I’m going to do so with songs that I haven’t shared with you before – or at least I don’t think I have. 😉 So here we go…
There is such sweetness and childlike honesty in this song. It is so pure and lovely and it plays through in a dream-like melody. It starts with waking in the morning, and ends with thoughts of you. I have days like this Luv, and this song always makes me feel the quiet dreaming hope of simply being close to you:
“When the evening pulls the sun down, and the day is almost through. Oh the whole world, it is sleeping. But my world is you.”
Ah, this one may be a hit or miss for you. One of my “rocker” songs that I never really share with you because it shows my age and makes me feel melodramatic. But this is a mood just as much as any other, and there were a few phrases in this one I couldn’t pass over:
“As I smell you for the first time all over again I’ll begin to remember to be alive. So if you don’t mind, I think I’ll wear my heart on my sleeve. Cause I’m tired of not being able to breathe.”
The reason I feel melodramatic is because its got a self-deprecating vibe to it and I don’t want to come across as “emo” or “my life sucks”. Its just that sometimes I find the life I signed up for to be so frustrating, when I know exactly what I am capable of with you. I hope that makes sense Luv.
This. Just this. This whole song. Maybe play it twice and give it a chance to breathe. Let that last song go. :p
Like air, Luv:
“With simplicity I’d listen to your breath, listen to your heart beat. I would be so near we could push away the fear. I’d come to see all of your tears. I’d come to see all of your smiles, with butterfly eyes…
And you would know who I am. And I would know who you are.”
Elisa is just glorious in general, but this song is us sitting by the bank of the river, or taking pictures in the park, or lying naked in each others arms, or me holding you in the memorial park…
It is short, more an interlude than anything, but so very powerful. And then it passes, like those moments we share and it is difficult to remember the feeling.
I think I may have shared this once, but I’m not sure. This song reminds me of when we come together after being apart for so long.
Not that first initial thrill, or the quiet desperate wash of emotion, or even the hot flash of passion. It is the feeling after we have consummated our reunion and come down from the high. It is standing in the shower with quiet tears and happy smiles. It is dancing without music, while you hold me close and settling in to the knowledge that you are here with me. The afterglow, the warmth, and the calm:
“Baby its been a long time waiting, such a long long time. And I cant stop smiling, no I cant stop now. And do you hear my heart beating? Ah, can you hear that sound? Cause I cant stop crying, and I wont look down.”
This is such an obscure song I almost forgot about it, but I am so very glad I found it again. This is the feeling Luv, of waking up the day after we part. When we are still connected and still coming back down from our cloud, but the reality is settling in that you are gone. This is the bittersweet feeling of knowing just what we are together, but knowing it can’t be what we want it to be:
“Someday when we’re old and worn, like two softened shoes, I will wonder on how I was born the night I first ran away from you.”
And this song follows the same feeling Luv, with a slightly different tone:
“Remember when we first met and everything was still a bet in loves game? You would call; I’d call you back and then I’d leave a message on your answering machine.
But right now, everything is turning blue and right now, the sun is trying to kill the moon and right now, I wish I could follow you…
To the shores of freedom, where nobody lives. “
This next song is steady and rhythmic and reliable. It has a straightforward message that strips away the big emotion and complex scenarios we sometimes dwell on, and what is left behind is our pure and simple truth.
It doesn’t make the river flow. It doesn’t make your flowers grow.
It doesn’t make you feel alone. It doesn’t tell you where to go.
And It doesn’t make a blind man see. It doesn’t make a lost man free. It doesn’t fix your broken wings. It just means you were made for me.
And when I read these lyrics, I picture you looking at me with a serious, sincere, and honest expression as you tell me…
“I would sooooooooo make your river flow.”
And for the last one a little Gregory Alan Isakov. Full of melancholy but truthful phrases and a bit of a summary of how I felt before I met you and how I feel looking back now:
“I’m running from nothing, no thoughts in my mind. Oh, my heart was all black but I saw something shine. Thought that part was all yours, but it might just be mine. I could share it with you, if you gave me the time. I’m all bloody knuckles, longing for home. If it weren’t for second chances, we’d all be alone.
I’m a shot through the dark. I’m a black sink hole. If it weren’t for second chances, we’d all be alone.”
So there it is Luv. Your songs are my songs as well, and then there is the whole “Yes I Am” album and several other common ones by Tatu or Rihanna, but I wanted to share some lesser known artists, maybe even unknown to you.