Lacy Danes


Aug 8
2006
Songs

Songs are powerful… the words… the tune… Combined they have the power to move you to tears, to pick you up out of a funk and make your day right… or the wrong song can give you a raging headache.

Lately music has been a big comfort to me. Sometimes I hear a song and I say …”That is exactly how I feel.” Or “Wow I’m not the only one who has gone through this.” The best songs have the ability to pull me from my mope on the couch and get me dancing and spinning around the room.

Two songs that I have always loved, but for some reason have stuck with me today are:

AN INNOCENT MAN…by BILLY JOEL
This song reminds me of why I’m doing what I am. I am not one of those people to stay far away from the door even though sometimes I feel like I want too.

Some people stay far away from the door
If there’s a chance of it opening up
They hear a voice in the hall outside
And hope that it just passes by

Some people live with the fear of a touch
And the anger of having been a fool
They will not listen to anyone
So nobody tells them a lie

I know you’re only protecting yourself
I know you’re thinking of somebody else
Someone who hurt you
But I’m not above
Making up for the love
You’ve been denying you could ever feel
I’m not above doing anything
To restore your faith if I can
Some people see through the eyes of the old
Before they ever get look at the young
I’m only willing to hear you cry
Because I am an innocent man
Oh yes I am

Some people say they will never believe
Another promise they hear in the dark
Because they only remember too well
They heard somebody tell them before
Some people sleep all alone every night
Instead of taking a lover to bed
Some people find that’s it’s easier to hate
Than to wait anymore
I know you don’t want to hear what I say
I know you’re gonna keep turning away
But I’ve been there and if I can survive
I can keep you alive
I’m not above going through it again
I’m not above being cool for a while
If you’re cruel to me I’ll understand

Some people run from a possible fight
Some people figure they can never win
And although this is a fight I can lose
The accused is an innocent man
Oh yes I am
An innocent man

You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
I guess you’d rather be a martyr tonight
That’s your decision
But I’m not below
Anybody I know
If there’s a chance of resurrecting a love
I’m not above going back to the start
To find out where the heartache began

Some people hope for a miracle cure
Some people just accept the world as it is
But I’m not willing to lay down and die
Because I am an innocent man

I am an innocent man
Oh yes I am
An innocent man

IF I NEEDED YOU… by LYLE LOVETTE
This song sparked thoughts about… well let’s just say about someone.
If I needed you
Would you come to me
Would you come to me
And ease my pain
If you needed me
I would come to you
I’d swim the seas
For to ease your pain
In the night forlorn
Ah, the morning’s born
And the morning shines
With the lights of love
You will miss sunrise
If you close your eyes
That would break
My heart in two
Lady’s with me now
Since I showed her how
To lay her lilly hand in mine
Loop and Lil agree
She’s a sight to see
And a treasure for
The poor to find

2 comments to “Songs”

  1. Shelli Stevens
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      · August 8th, 2006 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Aaah how sweet. Music can definitely speak to you. It has a lot of impact.



  2. Zinnia
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      · August 10th, 2006 at 10:53 am · Link

    Evanesce (not sure if I spelled that right) has a song that really touches me every time I hear it. Jamela has one called “Thank You” that makes me bawl like a baby ’cause I can identify with it 100%.



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