Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Sunday one and all, I hope that you’ve had a great week :O) The day for sharing music and connecting with new blogging friends is once more upon us and Easter ready Jim Adams has, once again provided us with our prompt which this week is: Freeze/Cold/Ice. If you love music and would like to play along, here are some rules for you:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

This is my choice for this week and it’s from James Blunt:

 

How I wish I could surrender my soul;
Shed the clothes that become my skin;
See the liar that burns within my needing.
How I wish I’d chosen darkness from cold.
How I wish I had screamed out loud,
Instead I’ve found no meaning.
I guess it’s time I run far, far away; find comfort in pain,
All pleasure’s the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
Hides my true shape, like Dorian Gray.
I’ve heard what they say, but I’m not here for trouble.
It’s more than just words: it’s just tears and rain.
How I wish I could walk through the doors of my mind;
Hold memory close at hand,
Help me understand the years.
How I wish I could choose between Heaven and Hell.
How I wish I would save my soul.
I’m so cold from fear.
I guess it’s time I run far, far away; find comfort in pain,
All pleasure’s the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
Hides my true shape, like Dorian Gray.
I’ve heard what they say, but I’m not here for trouble.
Far, far away; find comfort in pain.
All pleasure’s the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
It’s more than just words: it’s just tears and rain…
Songwriters: James Blount / Guy Chambers
I am a big James Blunt fan and, although this is not one of my favourites from a melody point of view I do love the poetry in the lyrics. I think that many of us hide our pain and our tears in the rain, seeking comfort in pain…….
As I put down the lyrics to this song and saw the words ‘tears and rain’ I was reminded of a clip from a film so I thought that I would share that with you too.

 

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

All of us, our lives, will one day be lost in time. There will be no-one alive who has any memory of us and, unless we do something that will change the world, it will be as though we had never existed. We are, in the grand scheme of things, as insignificant as a lone leaf in a thousand forests and yet…..and yet….our lives are so very precious.

Today is my wedding anniversary, I would have been married for 15 years if my husband had not been taken from me 5 years ago. Today is cold and cloudy and it may rain later; if it does I shall do my crying then.

Lisa x

  14 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. April 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    great choices! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 14, 2019 at 7:41 am

    the Bladerunner bit is something I always come back. It sums up so much. Life is bittersweet, my grandad always said. The sadness never leaves, but after a while good memories also come back.

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  3. April 14, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Oh,,,, One of my favourite James Blunt songs, incredible lyrics and melody ….

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 14, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I hope this is not inappropriate, but happy anniversary Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. April 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    This is a pretty damn fine post Lisa. Hugs to you today especially. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  6. April 14, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Pretty good for contemporary music. That scene from Blade Runner is one of the best scenes in any movie ever. Poetic and heart wrenching.

    Liked by 1 person

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