Two Songs

Day 28: 2 – Write about 2 songs that you love best.”

Love is a strong word. I do not even use it for people. I find it difficult to say it. I used to say it a lot more, but it was always unrequited love. I laugh at people who love things, at least in my head I do, but sometimes I laugh out loud. I do like music so I will write about two songs that I like very much. But with music it is always changing with song I like the best at any given moment.

The first song would be George Michael‘s “A Different Corner.” If you listen to the song it has filled with so much pain in his vocals. It kills me every time I hear it. Then there are the lyrics, which are filled with sadness that I could have written about my own life. I have never tired of hearing this song. It is so beautiful.

Take me back in time maybe I can forget
Turn a different corner and we never would have met
Would you care

I don’t understand it, for you it’s a breeze
Little by little you’ve brought me to my knees
Don’t you care

No, I’ve never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
I’m so scared of this love

And if all that there is, is this fear of being used
I should go back to being lonely and confused
If I could, I would, I swear

Oh, I swear

The second song is from long ago too. It was a hard time in life and there was Tori Amos. She was singing all my feelings. I could not get enough of her music. I think the song “Tear In Your Hand” really spoke to me for many reasons. It was my anthem.

All the world just stopped now
So you say you don’t want to stay together anymore
Let me take a deep breath babe
If you need me, me and Neil’ll be hangin’ out with the dream king
Neil says hi by the way
I don’t believe you’re leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream
I think it’s that girl and I think there’re pieces of me you’ve never seen
Maybe she’s just pieces of me you’ve never seen well
All the world is
All I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And that tear in your hand
All the world is danglin’, danglin’, danglin’ for me darlin’
You don’t know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
That tear in your hand
Maybe I ain’t used to maybes
Smashing in a cold room cutting my hands up
Every time I touch you
Maybe maybe it’s time to wave goodbye now
Time to wave goodbye now

Both singer-songwriters wrote songs that take me back instantly to a place that I was me. As I navigate through the shit of life I can go back to these songs to remember where I was, where I have gone, and who I am. The real me that hides. The me who once loved.

Excerpt From: Scott Green. “397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas.” Apple Books.

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