Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Song lyrics have new meanings, don't they?
I admitted in my last post that I am a huge music snob/fanatic. For awhile I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to listen to any of the music I used to like ever again; I thought everything would remind me of my loss in a painful way. So I avoided the potential to be triggered by music by listening to absolute crap on the radio, much to the chagrin of my husband. While I do enjoy discovering "new" music more than listening to the old stuff, there are some artists I will just never be able to keep away from. Because they are quirky, inspiring, and unique. They convey some aspect of my personality, and it's so captivating to find music that seems to speak to your soul. (Told you; I'm a music snob. Not even tryin' to hide it, people. The funny thing is that I have no intention of posting a playlist here, as I find those so "jarring" when I go to read someone's blog.) Sometimes I hear a song that I've been infatuated with for years, but suddenly I interpret the lyrics much differently post-loss. And it's not a painful experience, as I had expected it to be.Example: PJ Harvey's "A Place Called Home"One day I know We'll find A place of hope Just hold on to me Just hold on to me Walk tight One line You're wanted This time There's no-one to blame Just hold on to me And I'm right on time And the birds keep singing And you're right on line And the bells keep ringing } come on my love And the battle is won And the planes keep winging And I'm right on time And the girl keeps singing I walk I wade Through full lands And lonely I stumble I stumble With you I wait To be born Again With love comes the day Just hold on to me Now is the time to follow through, to read the signs Now the message is sent, let's bring it to its final end One-day-I-know-there'll-be-a-place-called-home.