Song Lyric Sunday 4/2/18 Truth.

This week Helen Vahdati in conjunction with Simply Marquessa has set us a searching prompt for our Song Lyric Sunday. So this week’s prompt is Truth.. that’s a thorny one.

Well I have decided to go along the lines of couples in relationships that are either dead or dying and need truth and honesty!

Rules and Pingback Here

First up Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. With a song about a couple who have stopped talking and settled into a regime of existing and avoiding the truth. So very sad, so very common, so very true. It’s called another day

Another Day

The kettle’s on, the sun has gone

She offers me tibetan tea on a flower tray
She’s at the door, she wants to score
She dearly needs to to say
I loved you a long time ago
Where the winds own forget me nots blow
But I just couldn’t let myself go
Not knowing what on earth there was to know
But I wish that I had
‘Cos I’m feeling so sad
That I never had one of your children
And across the room inside a tomb
A change is waxed and wanes
The night is young why are we so hung up
In each others chains
I must make her, I must take her
While the dove domains
And feel the juice run as she flies
Run my winds under her sighs
As the flames of eternity rise
To lick us with the first-born lash of dawn
Oh really my dear
I can’t see what we fear
Sat here with ourselves in between us
And at the door we can’t say more
Than just another day
And without a sound I turn around
And I walk away

Lyric from Here

Next is China by Tori Amos . Very similar to the Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel song. Another couple who need to talk to each other and tell the truth. This is another very sad song. The Lyrics are in the video. China by Tori Amos

Right we have had all this sadness and unspoken truth in the two songs above. Let’s move on to something a little more hopeful a song about being honest, speaking the truth and moving on. Guess who it is by, yes indeed my favourite singer songwriter Imogen Heap. This song is about the end of a long term relationship that was truly dead the honesty and truth in the words are refreshing.

“Run-Time”

Sparks might fly, in no time.
It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind. (ooh)
I’m so ready for this.
Shrink-wrapped tones, I can face the music.
Stop matters bonding us way beyond
Our best by-days.

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could and all again. I’m done pretending.
Let’s quit while we’re still friends.

Making up stories that grew to be too tall,
My fortress to forget couldn’t take anymore.
You nearly watched me ruin everything, everything!
There’s a number one rule of don’t-do’s.
Well we knew it all too well.
You were supposed to be looking out for me!
Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could, and all again. Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending.
You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Let’s stop pretending, stop pretending.
And quit while we’re still friends
[x2]

Well I was so young, misguided maybe.
But still this hands over my every pen to paper.
And this all started with a song.
Let this be our last one.
Drop, drop. Bridge, bridge!

We’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Stop pretending!
And quit while we’re still friends.

I wish you well.
I wish you well… (I wish you well, wish you well, wish you well)

Wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully. (gracefully)
Can we just not drag this out, please?
I wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully, (do it gracefully!)
Can we just not drag this out

Lyric found Here

Just to say Imogen did finish her relationship, eventually met her now husband, best friend and father to their child 💞 which goes to prove Truth is key.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 11:23:11

    💜💜💜

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  2. kphoenix1
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 11:35:54

    Lovely lyrics. ❤

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  3. cathleentownsend
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 13:18:29

    Beautiful lyrics–I’d never heard either song before, so thanks for introducing me to them.
    Ahh, the truth. That single quality, so purportedly valued and yet so abused. And the sad fact of the matter is that people don’t quit while they’re still friends. Sometimes I wonder if we applied romantic relationship standards to the rest of our life, if we’d see an improvement. Or would the bar just be too high, and we’d all just spend more time alone? And would that be a bad thing?
    The answers I reach depend on my mood, which means I really haven’t found any real answers at all yet. 🙂

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 04, 2018 @ 14:41:09

      Yes I do agree with you. Relationships are so difficult to maintain, people get lazy and don’t make the effort needed to keep things going. It is easier to just slide into pretending. We are scared of showing our true feelings. I am glad you enjoyed the three songs . 💝💝💝

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  4. Helen Vahdati
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 16:36:12

    I’ve been in that relationship where I felt so alone even sitting right next to him. It was awful and I’m happy I had the courage to walk away. It is refreshing to find truth in a relationship. I agree that it is the best policy. Thanks so much for sharing, Willow!

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  5. herheadache
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 18:58:26

    I always love Imogen, but the other two songs I wasn’t familiar with. I enjoyed them both too. Sad, but that’s how so many relationships work. It often makes me feel weary just to think of it.

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  6. JT Twissel
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 20:00:33

    Two good choices. I also like a song whose lyrics can stand alone.

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  7. Felicia Denise
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 00:44:57

    The first two were sooo sad (especially the first one) but the truth was evident. Love the upbeat tempo of Imogene’s song. She speaking truths and ready to end a go-nowhere relationship…and she’s not too broken up about it! 😁
    Good choices!

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 05, 2018 @ 19:22:54

      Yes these song are so very sad, we always find it easier to just pretend all is well and say nothing. We should really all be brave like Imogen in the last song and be truthful. Thanks for reading and commenting 💜

      Reply

  8. Marquessa
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 00:02:16

    Love all these choices…but sad! 😦

    Reply

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