My world would be unimaginable without music washing over me, it has played a huge part in my life from as far back as I can remember.......it is food for my soul!
I am in awe of songwriters. Not only for the beautiful lyrics they write but combined with the melodies, they take me to a wondrous place.
So today I have borrowed the lyrics from VARIOUS SONGS written by Gary Lightbody off Snow Patrol's latest album "A Hundred Million Suns" to write this musical story.
Hold on, hold on, let me get the words out before I burst!
Crack the shutters open wide
I want to see you in the light of day
It's been minutes. It's been days. It's been all I will remember.
It's a mess. It's a start. It's a flawed work of art.
Pick a side. Pick a fight. But get your epitaph right!
Or you can sing till you drop,
Cause the fun just never stops.
Tell me you never wanted more than this,
And I will stop talking now.
Your love is life piled tight and high,
Set against the sky, that seems to balance on it's own.
I'm not afraid of anything, even time.
It'll eke away at everything, but we'll be fine.
Just close your eyes,
And count to five,
Let's craft the only thing we know into surprise.
When your eyes meet mine, I lose simple skills,
Like to tell you all I want is now.
What will you remember, what will you think of me,
After I say goodbye.
I know you love me, like the million times I never said.
Hit that button there,
The one that just says wrong.
And we'll lose our minds to all our favourite songs.
What if this storm ends,
And leaves us nothing except a memory.
A distant echo.
Worry not everything is sound.
This is the safest place you're found.
Stop waving your arms you're safe and dry,
Breathe in and drink up the winter sky.
The most beautiful merry-go-round (carousel) I have ever seen - Strasbourg, France - June 2008