Tuesday, March 15, 2016

words

my husband and i joke about my exorbitant knowledge of song lyrics.  in all honesty, i do often catch myself off guard with my accurate sing-a-long ability.
 'how do i know these words'?
 'where did that come from'?
but, here's the thing i've learned about myself; i have an obessession with words.  it is almost ironic that the more i learn, or allow myself to learn, about myself, the more i realize that what im learning ive always known.
so, how is it that you can discover, actually realize, feel, verbalize now what has, in fact, always been there? don't ask me...yet.  all i know is that it does happen.  i have spent the last few years discovering things about myself which have always made up my being yet have never been acknoledged, by me.  and... let me just say how liberating it is.  my process has been little by little, and the overwhelming feelings that the word liberating evokes isn't necessarily what i have experienced but, little by little, i am being freed.  i am becoming me.  i am acknowledging my love of words.  the written word. the verbalized word.  the words so beautifully interpreted in song.
here is a song that resonates within me.  it is a song in which the lyrics have repeated in my mind regularly for a while now.
i recently shared it with a friend.  not only to have her hear it but to remind her that she too isn't alone.
it is beauty, and truth. for me.
and thank God for words.  the words that connect us.  the one's that touch us and shed light on what we can't yet see.

https://youtu.be/Wl_eNu4NUVI


It really breaks my heart
To see a dear old friend
Go down in the worn old place again

Do you know the sound
Of a closing door?
Have you heard that sound somewhere before?

Do you wonder if she knows you anymore?

I wrapped your love around me like a chain
But I never was afraid that it would die
You can dance in a hurricane
But only if you’re standing in the eye

Where did you learn to walk?
Where did you learn to run?
Away from everything you love

Did you think the bottle
Would ever ease your pain?
Did you think that love’s a foolish game?

Did you find someone else to take the blame?

I wrapped your love around me like a chain
But I never was afraid that it would die
You can dance in a hurricane
But only if you’re standing in the eye
You can dance in a hurricane
But only if you’re standing in the eye

I am a sturdy soul
And there ain't no shame 
In lying down in the bed you've made
Can you fight the urge to run for another day?
You might make it further if you learn to stay 

I wrapped your love around me like a chain
But I never was afraid that it would die
You can dance in a hurricane
But only if you’re standing in the eye 
You can dance in a hurricane
But only if you’re standing in the eye


you can dance in a hurricane but only if you're standing in the eye.