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Thursday, December 30, 2010

If Only I Could Write Lyrics....

Every now and then I hear a song at just the right moment--a song that I can literally feel searing into my heart. It's almost as if someone leans close and whispers, "Listen." Do you ever get that? You try to play it off as coincidence, but every time you get into a car, it's on the radio. When you walk into a store, it's playing. When you stand in line at Target, the chick next to you is humming it.

And you concede, finally, that for some reason, you are supposed to hear it. Really hear it.

That is this song for me. I can't remember where I heard it the first time, but it has relentlessly pursued me. It plays over and over in my head, night and day. The lyrics (oh if only I could write lyrics like this) have spoken to my heart like nothing else could. It leaves me in tears almost consistently.

I. Love. This. Song.

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire
Cause I just want
Something beautiful to touch me
I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees

And waiting for
Something beautiful

Do you ever get that? A song you feel that, at least for a moment, was written just for you?


Erica said...

Love this song. Music speaks to me, so this happens to me all the time. The last time I felt is intensely was about a year ago and it was the song "follow you" by Leeland. I bawled everytime it came on. It's become our family's anthem, I guess you can say :)

Guillen said...

I do! When my pop died in 1997, there was a country song called "Holes in the Floor of Heaven." I just knew then, at 13, that the song was for me! I still cry and think of Pop every single time I hear it!

bella<3edward said...

I've told my husband almost everything you said in your post... About the SAME song!! I love it!

Savannah B said...

That same song, along with NewWorldSon's Empty Heart have been on repeat in my house for months now. Months! You'd think after the 482nd playing we'd be sick of them, but they speak a truth that is not always easy to say, or to hear. I am so thankful for those kinds of songs.

Sarah Fries said...

Love that song! And we love Needtobreathe. We have been listening to them for a while now and I think I can honestly say I love all of their songs. Plus I love that guys voice! I told Katie Rowe to listen to them after their tragedy b/c they just seem like they have been through some tough stuff the way all their songs have such deep meaning!