Song Lyrics

I love music. I listen to all kinds. And when I hear a song I like, I listen to it repetitiously.

I also do this thing.......where I link songs to certain memories or people.

When I hear "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison and "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, I think of my wedding. And I also think back to the gymnasium at Weymouth high school during warm ups for a volleyball game. I had "Crazy Love" on one of my tapes and use to listen to it on my walkman. I remember being in that gym and thinking to myself........this is going to be my wedding song.

When I hear "Moondance" by Van Morrison I think of Einstein. We were driving once and I remember him saying he liked it. The same goes for "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life. Einstein loves this song!

When I hear the song by Gwen Stefani, "Start the Fire", I picture myself sitting in Einstein's Raceybluesubie on our way to Newport. I can even remember exactly what we were both wearing. He was wearing a short sleeve plaid button down shirt, untucked with jeans and sneakers and a brown belt. I was wearing a white tank top with a plaid orange button down shirt, unbuttoned with jean capris and white sneakers. Yes, my memory is that crazy.

When I hear the song "In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle" by the Tokens, I think of driving down 3A with my Dad on our way to go get ice cream at Ben & Jerry's in Hingham.

When I hear the song "Woman" by John Lennon, I think of my mom........because when ever she hears it, she thinks of her brother and fights back tears.

When I hear the song "I like to Move it" by Reel 2 Reel from the Madagascar movie, I think of Thomas. It's his favorite song and he likes to listen to it big loud in Einstein's car.

Internet........these are just a few. I could go on and on and on, linking songs to people.......to situations. It's almost never ending to me.

Another thing I do, is really listen to lyrics and think about them. And one song in particular really gets me lately. It's an older song and it was written intentionally for the movie "She's Having a Baby." The song is "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush. If you've seen the movie you know that when the wife is going through childbirth, she runs into complications. This song is played while you can see the father waiting outside of the operating room.....not knowing if his wife and baby are going to make it through. These words.........they speak to me.

"This Woman's Work"
Pray God you can cope.
I stand outside this woman's work,
This woman's world.
Ooh, it's hard on the man,
Now his part is over.
Now starts the craft of the father.

I know you have little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't sop thinking

Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go,
Make it go away.

Give these moments back.
Give them back to me.
Give me that little kiss.
Give me your hand.

(I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength in you left.
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength in you left.)

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things we should've said,
That were never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things that you needed from me.
All the things that you wanted for me.
All the things that I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go away.
Just make it go away now.

What do these words say to me?

They tell me not to have regrets.
To live fully in every moment.
They tell me that tomorrow is never guaranteed.
They tell me that life is precious.

Driven To Distraction  – (June 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM)  

One more reason why I lurve you! I do the EXACT same thing with music and have the same freakish memory about exactly how things were when certain songs come on. Just the other day I was driving and Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' came on the radio - I can still remember slow dancing in the kitchen of my then-boyfriends apartment to that song, sighing over the line, "And he's talking to Davey, who's still in the Navy, and probably will be for life", as the boyfriend was in the process of enlisting in the Navy.

And I LOVE that Kate Bush song! It is in heavy rotation on my iPod and one of my favorite songs to play when the kids are winding down for bed at night.

heather  – (June 5, 2010 at 8:25 AM)  

I love that Kate Bush song and it makes me want to bawl every time I hear it... mostly because of that scene in the movie. I wanted to cry just reading through the lyrics!!!

kim-d  – (June 6, 2010 at 4:07 AM)  

I also do the same thing with music...I call it the soundtrack of life. I can also remember what was worn, where we were, who was driving what car...it's as clear in my mind as when it originally happened...in, like, 1978. Just don't ask me to remember something from 10 minutes ago. :)

"She's Having A Baby" is one of my all-time favorite movies. I cried and cried at the end...scared at the complications, and relieved for how it turned out!

Jen  – (June 6, 2010 at 3:13 PM)  

I LOVE that movie! I really need to rent that again, because I haven't seen it since I had Dylan, and I know it will mean so much more to me now.

I link certain people and moments to songs also. I had a huge fight with an ex, and the song "It Must Have Been Love"... "but it's over now".. came on the radio as we were driving home. I always think of that moment when I hear that song, and the fact that I swear it was a sign - unfortunately, one that I didn't follow until much later!

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