Friday, January 30, 2009

Lyrics

These are the lyrics I've been talking about. Not stupid lyrics (well, at least I hope not...) but meaningful lyrics that tell a story. The inspiration came from a scene late in my novel, Effigy. If you've read the story, you'll probably be able to figure out the who, what, where, and why's of it. If you haven't, well, I don't want to spoil anything for you, in case you do one day decide to read it.

Fight or Flight

Two hawks there were in the sky today
Golden brown omens above a city bathed in gray
In those birds I saw you and me as we once were
And something within me started to stir

My heart took notice, seeing them there
Dancing their dance on currents of air
Soaring high, careless and carefree
They were what I wanted us to once again be

(CHORUS) The question I face is fight or flight
Not leaving you is wrong but fleeing isn't right
If staying for you will my death be
Can I find the strength to give you what's left of me?

Lost for good is the serenity I crave
Too many doubts now for it all to be saved
For love and hate are two sides of a coin paper thin
And a lover's betrayal condemns one more than any sin

I gave you my heart but you took my soul
I let it go because I thought I always held yours
But a love once unmoveable shifts where I stand
A heart and a soul now slip through my fingers like sand

(CHORUS) The question I face is fight or flight
Not leaving you is wrong but fleeing isn't right
If staying for you will my death be
Can I find the strength to give you what's left of me?

I cried out as the hawks from me drew away
I longed to follow but on the ground my feet did stay
I wanted to join them in the cloudless blue
But knew my heart would fight always for you

A reach of your hand and I'll surely be lost
I've never denied you whatever the cost
Rivers of salt for you I have shed
And yet, I know I won't leave you, even when dead

(CHORUS) The question I face is fight or flight
Not leaving you is wrong but fleeing isn't right
If staying for you will my death be
Can I find the strength to give you what's left of me?

That's the nature of a love gone wrong as our love has
When one heart feels more than the other can grasp
You murder my thinking and leave me to bleed
And still I wait to see where you may me lead

So come for me now and what's left to you I'll give
Say how you need me so that you might live
My heart is a harp only you can play
So pluck now my strings and carry me away.

©Melissa Jordan, 2009

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