Sometimes, I put a song on repeat. For fifty billion and eleven hours. And I listen. Over and over and over again.
Because the music GETS at me. And the lyrics reach through my walls and literally INHABIT me.
Often, a powerful song can heal parts of me. I can feel it working. Doing something deep in my soul. The other day I read that ‘healing’ songs for Aries(which is me) are songs in D sharp. I’m yet to test that theory. But if so, I’ll be living and listening in D sharp from now on!
This song is currently one of those that stills me…settles me… soothes me…
You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry
You could raise me like a banner in a battle
Put victory like a fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie
Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before you show me how to die
Set me like a star before the morning
Like a song that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I’ll illuminate the path you’ve laid before me
But for now just let me be
So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
Here’s my paraphrase: There will come a time that I will bloom, and fly, and fight in battle, and shine forth, but sometimes, and firstly, I just need space to BE… and to cry, and lie down, and to have someone just stay with me….
Thank you, A. A. for your beautiful lyrical expression… xx