Friday, 22 April 2016

S is for Songs

I listened to far more music when I was younger. Nowadays I prefer quiet when possible (probably because I'm surrounded by kids during work and have husband and sons who are … loud… in the music area).

Sometimes, though, I can't help but get stuck in a song. Sometimes it helps in my writing. Some song comes along and the lyrics are perfect for a character, for a situation, for a relationship.

Of course I save it when that happnes. It's just like the quotes I wrote about (for Q).

One such song is Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill. It's kind of perfect for the romance pair I wrote about yesterday. (Except that none of them is a writer.)

You ask me if I love you, and I choke on my reply
I'd rather hurt you honestly than mislead you with a lie
And who am I to judge you, on what you say or do?
I'm only just beginning to see the real you

Romance and all its strategy leaves me battling with my pride
But through the insecurity some tenderness survives
I'm just another writer still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter still trapped within my youth

At times I'd like to break you and drive you to your knees
At times I'd like to break through and hold you endlessly

At times I understand you, and I know how hard you've tried
I've watched while love commands you, and I've watched love pass you by
At times I think we're drifters still searching for a friend
A brother or a sister ... But then the passion flares again

And sometimes when we touch, the honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die, til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides


  1. Great song. I also use songs to set the tone and atmosphere while I write. Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

    1. Thank you! I should use songs more often, methinks....

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    1. Thank you!
      This song exists in a Swedish version as well. I can't decide which is better....

  3. I love doing art to music and of course exercise! I remember this song but sometimes lyrics can actually mean so much more when you're older - reading them through again made me well up with emotion :)
    Happy to meet through the A-Z Challenge - only another week to go!!
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    1. It's a real eye-opener when you listen to songs from earlier in life, songs you thought you remembered well - and discover that you don't. Or - like this - when lyrics get a whole deeper meaning because you've matured enough to understand it on another level...