Sunday, August 11, 2013

Influential Songs in My Life intallment #1


In Bluer Skies 
by Echo and the Bunnymen

What needs must be
I realised
I'm walking out
From blackened skies


You say belief
Is in our eyes
But how can I believe
In blind lies


I'm counting
On your heavy heart
Could it keep me
From falling apart


Have we been born to follow
Tied to a bitter rein
Or will we begin to grow
Bound by this simple chain


Will we evolve tonight
Sparkle like brittle stars
Can we dissolve tonight
Held by your hungry arms


I'm counting
On your heavy heart
Could it keep me
From falling apart


I would be ready
Ready to go
Was your heart heavy
Heavy with sorrow
Had you been heavy
We could have both been grown
Now your hearts heavy
Heavy with sorrow


I'm counting
On your heavy heart
Could it keep me
From falling apart


What needs have been
You'll realize
I've found myself
In bluer skies


I know belief
Is in your eyes
We can't believe
In blind light


I'm counting
On your heavy heart
To keep me
From falling apart

Funny little ditty by McCulloch and the boys from the album Porcupine; one of the songs that was reserved as a panic button while I was on my LDS mission to Colombia, SA, some twenty four years ago. A sort of simple, yet thoughtful verse that helped me to feel my way out of quite a few emotional/existential paper bags and back onto an even keel. With a catchy beat, to boot...

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