Thursday, June 23, 2005

Lyrics

I'm a lover of great lyrics and very critical of cheesy lyrics. I think there are a lot of songs out there where someone took all the lame lyrics the world had to offer, threw them in a blender and felt completely content with the indefinable juice-like substance that came out. It breaks my heart that so many of the most popular songs fit in this category.

I think, besides being poetically twisted about in a singular way, what I like most in lyrics is honesty. This honesty takes different shapes and brings out different emotions in me. Here are 4 songs that have been rattling through my brain a lot the last few days. No particular reason. Anyone know the singers/authors/titles of all 4 without looking it up on the net?

(1)
You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can’t relate
And you’re still here


(2)
Every time I look at you the world just melts away
All my troubles all my fears dissolve in your affection
You've seen me at my weakest but you take me as I am
And when I fall you offer me a softer place to land


You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe in
You’re all the things that I desire, you save me, you complete me
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe


(3)
I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense


But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break


And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows


(4)
And if I am a sailor,
then you are the warm gulf wind,
and you've blown into this little port
and roused my dreams again.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do #3. I was thinking of that very song on the way home from work yesterday.

In every heart, there is a room ...

1:12 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

For whatever reason -- probably senility -- I am mostly the other way round. I tend to hear the melody first and foremost. Perhaps it's my bad ears, but I really find it hard to actually listen to a lot of songs. I suppose that there needs to be a balance, but I hear a number of rather tuneless songs which, I am told, have great lyrics, but I can't seem to focus on them.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I know the first three, but not sure about the last.

11:34 AM  

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