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Song Lyric Sunday: Speak

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.

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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.

Note: If you’d like more musical ramblings by me, check out:

    • Woke Up Singing, my new infrequently frequent series about what I… woke up singing.
    • Musical Memoir, my contribution to this year’s Blogging A to Z Challenge.


This post is part of Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Read this week’s theme post here. Read her choice for this week here.


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17 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Speak

  1. This song gets me every time. It is so beautiful and it truly hits home for me. I think you’re right, but for whatever reason, we think that words will somehow help. They rarely do. I still think we hold out hope that just by speaking, they are showing they care. Anyway, great pick! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can see that. In my interpretation, though, it’s barely a chance, but that’s because when (if) I get to this point, I’m really already done.

      Not upbeat was quite the understatement by me, yes? 😉

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  2. I am crying like a baby. I do every single time I hear this song. But I listen again and often. When alone in my car I scream the words. And if any of the dance shows use this music for a lyrical piece, forget about it. Thank you for sharing this one today.

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