With hopes of lightening your load and starting your day off well – here’s something that’s perfectly gratuitous …
I listen to music when I write. It inspires me, and I associate words and melodies with people, moments, and places.
A few favorites …
Crossroads, will you ever let him go?
Will you hide the dead man’s ghost
Or will he lie, beneath the clay,
Or will his spirit roll away?
– The Allman Brothers, “Melissa”
I’ve heard newborn babies wailin‘ like a mournin‘ dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love.
Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn?
“Come in,” she said,”I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”
– Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the Storm”
If I said I love you would it be too soon?
Cause timing is everything in this old familiar tune
I would spend my life underneath a wandering moon
If every time i said goodbye
I could come back home to you
– Christopher Williams, “Every Time I Say Goodbye”
There’s a light at each end of this tunnel you shout
Cause you’re just as far in as you’ll ever be out
And these mistakes you’ve made
You’ll just make them again if you’ll only try turnin‘ around
– Anna Nalick, “Breathe (2 AM)”
What words/melodies have inspired you lately?
© 2008 J. Dana Trent