A Great Escape

Monday, June 5th, 2006 • 2 Comments on A Great Escape

Another day, another coffee shop, working on a research paper (…cough… and blogging…) waiting for my lunch date

Song lyrics chase me these days, teasing me with phrases that seem written for my life.  I just discovered Shane Nicholson on XM Satellite Radio.  Lovely voice, not as mournful as James Blunt, which I think makes him a little more tolerable.  Blunt will break your heart, but sometimes you don’t want your heart broken, y’know?  It’s possible I’ve heard Nicholson before, though I don’t think so.  It takes awhile for new music to penetrate the wall of pop and new wave that surrounds my little I Love the 80s heart. 

In any case, this song squeezes out a couple of 80s tunes (not INXS or U2, but perhaps some of Billy Joel’s lesser songs) in terms of meaningful lyrics.  I don’t know what he had in mind, but this is a song for writers, no doubt about it.

Everybody Loves You Now

You were far away
And losing a war in your head
On a high-wire line
And just hanging on by a thread
You were all worked up
A dog in a cage
Just about blowing the pressure gauge
But it’s all right
Everybody loves you now

You were colour and sound
Numbers and words in the rain
All that faith won’t heal
And science won’t explain
You were all for real
And nothing less
You’ve been asleep in a beautiful mess
But it’s all right
Everybody loves you now
It’s all right
Everybody loves you now

One more day
Of lonely place to place
When you’re always reaching out
Through time and space
And everybody loves you now

You were breaking out
A great escape
A work of fine art is taking shape
And it’s all right
Everybody loves you now
It’s all right
Everybody loves you now
It’s all right
Everybody loves you now
You know it’s all right
Everybody loves you now
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Posted by Kristina in Musings

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