Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Speak to Me...

Do you have those song lyrics? You know, the ones where it doesn't even matter how much you like the song overall, but just one line of a song really speaks to you, and you always remember it?

I have a few:

From "Come on Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson

So come on get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire with a swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard and drown me in love

From "Everything" by Michael Buble

And I can't believe, that I'm your man
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.

From "Woman" by John Lennon

Woman, I know you understand,
The little child inside the man.

From "You've Got to be Carefully Taught" from South Pacific

You've got to be taught to hate and fear,
You've got to be taught from year to year,
It's got to be drummed in your deaf little ear,
You've got to be carefully taught.

From "Rose's Turn" from Gypsy

Why did I do it?
What did it get me?
Scrapbooks full of me in the background.
Give 'em love and what does it get ya?
What does it get ya?
Thanks a lot and out with the garbage.
They take bows and you're battin' zero.

A more recent one that strikes me is the chorus from "Airplanes" by B.O.B.

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky
Are like shooting stars.
'cause I could really use a wish right now...

I think that one speaks to me specifically because of the times we're in. I don't know anyone who doesn't feel like that: I could really use a wish right now. No matter how many times we remind ourselves of the things we have to be grateful for, there are so many things to be fearful of, or to be, frankly, depressed about. Sometimes we're just looking for that ray of optimism.

What are some of the lyrics that speak to you? I'm sure I have more - maybe I'll do a part two to this entry, but in the meantime, share them with me!