Song Lyric Sunday 8/7/16 – The Two For Edition!

This weeks theme for Song Lyric Sunday is as follows: “Post a song about missing someone you love.  Let’s let them know how much we miss them and can’t wait to see them again.”

Well, I thought of two possible directions to take this one and I couldn’t decide which way to take it, so I’m going to take it both directions and you’re going to get a two for Song Lyric Sunday! Sue me if you must, but I just can’t decide.

Song number one makes me think of (sniff, ahem, sniff) my late great-grandmother. I tear up as I write this, but the emotion it invokes within me is quite intense. My great-grandmother was (and still is) my all-time favorite person. I still love her and miss her so, so much and she’s been gone for 14 years now. Not a day, hell, not an hour goes by that I don’t think of her. She was my rock, my sounding board and my best friend from the time I was a baby until she died. Even when my home life was bad and my relationship with my parents and younger sister were strained, she was always there for me whenever I needed it.

So this was the song I thought of when I thought of her for this prompt. Lo and behold it could have fit last week’s prompt also, as it was featured in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island. The song is aptly called “Always There” and was written and composed by the legendary James Horner. They say your loved ones never leave you, and soon my great-grandmother will always be there as I am currently working with Jada on designing a half-sleeve sized (either upper arm or outer calf – not sure of the placement yet) memorial tattoo for her (stay tuned – I’ll be unveiling the concept shortly).

Without further ado:

(Ducky)
When the sun went down
And everyone was sleeping
If I heard a sound
Like things around me creeping
She would wrap her tail around me
And tell me “Don’t be scared”
And I knew that I was safe because
She’s always there

(Cera)
When the storms would come
And things would seem so bad
And I’d wanna cry
Almost
I’d listen to my dad
He promised that the rain would pass
The day would soon be fair
And I never was afraid because
He’s always there

(Together)
Always there
Someone you can count on
To comfort you
Always there
Like a green, green valley
You can come home to

(Littlefoot)
I remember now
Like it was yesterday
She would hold me close
And then I’d hear her say
“You know I’ll never leave you…
You can find me everywhere
In the morning light, the evening star
I’m always there”

(Together)
Always there
Someone you can count on
To comfort you
Always there
Like a green, green valley
You can come home to

(Littlefoot)
Always there
Source: http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/Always_There

Song number two is a tale of heartbreak. This time three years ago I was in a happy relationship with a girl who was like my soul mate. She was a fair bit younger than me and we didn’t even live in the same state but it wasn’t an issue. We were madly, madly in love with each other. All was great until she confessed a dark secret that was the main reason our relationship unraveled: she got baby rabies, while I am adamantly no children. This combined with some minor issues we had in our relationship later ended in our relationship ultimately dissolving in March 2014 and I’ve been heartbroken since and have never recovered (and as such I have decided to never date again – I can’t go through that again). I’d love nothing more for us to have ultimately worked out and I miss her companionship something fierce because I know there is not another person on this planet who could deal with me.

Anyway, the song this made me think of is a song I’ve liked for a long time. It’s a song written by Irish songwriter Mick Hanly called “Past the Point of Rescue.” It was perhaps made most famous by country singer Hal Ketchum, so that’s the version I’m going to go with here. Here you go:

Last night I dreamed you were back again
Larger than life again, holding me tight again
Placing those same kisses on my brow
Sweeter than ever now, lord I remember how
Couldn’t get enough of kissing, do you know how much you’re missing
No you don’t, but I do

The days like a slow train trickle by
And even the words that I write refuse to fly
All I can hear is your song haunting me
Can’t get the melody out of my head, you see
Distractions are amusing, do you know how much you’re losing
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do

I swore I’d never fall like this again
Fools like me never win, came to my knees again
Can’t close the door on likely hood
Things might be just as good, I always believed they would
Gotta let your love invite me, baby do you think it might be
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do

But I do, and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue
Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
No you don’t, but I do
I know you don’t, but I do
I know you don’t, but I do
Source: http://www.metrolyrics.com/past-the-point-of-rescue-lyrics-hal-ketchum.html

And that’s my take on this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Now excuse me while I go dry my eyes and blow my nose because I’m crying pretty hard at the conclusion of writing this.

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5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 8/7/16 – The Two For Edition!

  1. I can relate more to the second song. I had/have many struggles with my parents and I can’t remember ever finding comfort from them like the first song describes. I’m sure it happened when I was young, but at this point, so many other things have clouded my memories.

    I’m sorry to hear about your relationship. Relationships are so hard and even as much as you love someone, there are things that can come between you. I hope you can find peace. ❤

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    • The first song really makes me think more of my great grandmother than my parents, as mentioned. I do know when I finally sit down in the chair to have that tattoo done it will be an emotional experience and that will likely hurt way more than the physical pain of the needles.

      As far as my relationship, we’re still casual friends after it all, but I miss the relationship part. I’ve largely accepted it, but I still hurt over it. At any rate, thanks for the support. It means a lot.

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  2. Two great songs there, your great grandmother must of been a special lady to make such an impression on you. I am sorry to hear of the reason for your second song… broken relationships are so hard to deal with. I do hope things work out for you. xxx

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