Thursday, May 28, 2009

Song Lyrics for TOP

Every Friday I play a song for my kids and pass out the lyrics, too, so they can follow along and think about them. Last week, the lyrics were so simple and superficial so I said to them, "I could write better song lyrics than this!" I tried.'s not that easy!
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The Wedding

Our friends were getting married
And we fought about the gift.
I suggested silverware
But you were for a fifth.
I rolled my eyes and shook my head;
I’d never win, of course.
We were going to a wedding
And heading for divorce.

You sat beside me in the church
But left a space between.
I listened to them say their vows
And swallowed down a scream.
I wondered why you hated me
I didn’t know the source.
We were sitting at a wedding;
I was thinking ‘bout divorce.

Later at the reception
In a silence filled with ache
You stayed on the other side of the room;
I thought my heart would break.
Then I heard them play our song
And felt you touch my back.
We danced and every movement
Put us more and more on track.
Our love was stronger than your fury.
It rocked us with its force.
We were dancing at a wedding
And forgot about divorce.


gautami tripathy said...

Yes, writing a song is not easy. Especially when one wants to write it down.

This makes an excellent song. I could even imagine the background music. I read it twice!

Jeeves said...

Oh wow. This just rocked and ended so well.

anthonynorth said...

A definite song there - and upbeat at the end.

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, I could hear the song, especially the repetition bit!

Giggles said...

Compelling to be sure!! This really does sum up marriage. Unfortunately you will think about it again!

When I hear my son in law composing it's similar to Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, or Dylan.... euphonious, yet squeezed into a few notes. I'm always amazed at the process.

paisley said...

well i hear it as a country ballad,, but i think you did a great job on this.. i believe someone should put music to it....

Lisa said...

Oh. my. goodness! Beautiful!! Who are you going to get to record it? I say Carrie Underwood!!

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