Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sometimes I come across a song that stops me cold in my tracks. It's the emotion that catches me first, but the lyrics can make or break the entire interpretation

I was listening to Glen Hansard "Falling Slowly" tonight during my 2nd night of restlessness when I felt compelled to look up the lyrics to this powerful song. Sometimes decisions have to made for you when you're struggling between {right} and {right, right now}, ya?

Listen to the song and see what you come up with:

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along
I paid the cost too late
Now you're gone

4 comments:

Cara said...

I always have my biggest "life revelations" listening to music...my last one was litening to John Mayer's "half my heart"

Marie a la Mode said...

I sing this at the top of my lungs in my car ; ) Such a great song!

kody said...

that's why this song won the Oscar for Best Song in a Motion Picture.
Check out The Frames. Glen's the lead singer.

MsHark said...

ugh I just love music... such a pretty song.. my mom sent me an Ipod with the engraving "let the music take you home" ... because she knows I have been homesick. Music is so powerful!!