As the great musical poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.” Seriously, music is part of my daily life, so I participate in Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s theme is speak.
I didn’t like the first song my mental jukebox puked out at me (let’s just say it involved Gwen Stefani, and… just… no…). So I did a quick search for the word, then got a synonym, then remembered this melancholic, beautiful, heartfelt song.
This song to me is the songwriter coming to terms with the fact that the walking away is happening already. I think even if the person he’s singing to said something — if they would speak, if you will — it wouldn’t matter. Of course, that could just be me. I’ve been in this situation, twice. Both times, I was “singing” this request over my shoulder while moving in the opposite direction. And not long after, I walked away.
It’s not an upbeat choice, but an honest and lovely one. I hope you enjoy it, this week’s synonymous substitute for speak: Say Something by A Great Big World.
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