Song Lyric Sunday

How has your week been? Good I hope! Hasn’t it gone past quickly? I can’t believe it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday again. If you’re a music lover and enjoy discovering new tracks and artists or just like connecting with other bloggers why not play along?  Jim Adams kindly provides a prompt each week and this time he has chosen Hurt/Pain/Agony/Suffer. If you’d like to take part, and I really hope you will, 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.

Here is my choice:

 

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone
These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now, I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me
These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me, I’ve been alone all along
When you cried, I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream, I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
You still have all of me, me, me
Songwriters: Ben Moody / David Hodges / Amy Lee
Although it was easy to choose a song as, after I lost my husband, I loaded up my playlist with songs of loss and heartbreak, it’s not an easy subject for any of us to write about. We have all suffered and felt pain at different times and in different ways and often it lingers with us, eclipsing less significant but happier moments – why is that? None of us like to feel pain but we hang on to it; testament to this is the thousands of songs that have been written about heartache and the millions of people who listen to them. Surely we would all be happier if we only listened to songs that convey a positive message? I don’t know, maybe it’s as Victor Hugo said ““Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.”
This particular song, by Evanescence, is one that I discovered after I lost my husband and, the first time I heard it, it hit me like a sledge hammer. Not only was it stunningly beautiful with an incredibly haunting melody but the lyrics summed up exactly how I was feeling at the time. I desperately wanted to get rid of the pain that I was feeling but I couldn’t let go of the man I loved even though I’d lost him two years previously. It’s now been 5 years and I still can’t listen to this without crying because, although my life has moved on and I am happier now, he still has all of me.
Lisa x

  21 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. May 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Wow – that’s another powerful and beautiful song!!!

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  2. May 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    This is fantastic. I’ve always liked it 🙂💕

    Liked by 1 person

  3. May 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    What a beautiful, if sad, sentiment, and a great testament to your husband.
    A new one to me, A beautiful choice Lisa!

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  4. May 5, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Absolutely beautiful song. Amy Lee’s voice is heavenly. Hugo may have been on to something. I had never heard “melancholy is the happiness of being sad” yet it explains so much. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. May 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    One of my all time favorite songs

    Liked by 1 person

  6. May 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Love this song – excellent choice! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. May 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    This song resonated with me. The video is beautiful, with the bandages on her wrists and ankles it shows how wounded she is. Thank you for sharing this intimate portrait that has meant so much to you.

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  8. aisasami
    May 5, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Evanescence was the band of my middle school years. I remember when this song came out and it was huge. And, I remember it being featured on an episode of “Smallville” where Clark Kent remembers the memories of his birth mother. Nice choice!

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  9. May 6, 2019 at 12:34 am

    A hauntingly beautiful melody that resonates with loss – since loss seems to be the essence of the human condition.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. May 6, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    A beautiful song Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. May 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful song (new to me). Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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