40/40: Summer Poem Slam-a-bam! – Day 29 – “Life by the Drop”

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“Life by the Drop”

 

Where were you when you heard “the” song?

Moments come and go, all life long.

 

“the” song, “the” song.

 

Rich with meaning, articulate view.

With words totally related to you.

 

“the” song, “the” song.

 

A universally shared secret,

A cold clarion beacon.

 

“the” song, the “song”.

 

A well thought out lyric,

a chest puffing pyrrhic.

 

“the” song, “the” song.

 

Forging a memory,

Melodic indemnity.

 

“the” song, “the” song.

 

Living life by the drop,

Don’t want it to stop.

 

“the” song, “the” song.

 

 

A very special thanks to Brenda A, because the discovery of a good can benefit many, and it all starts with a musical mantra that finds you caught in an unsuspecting moment.

40/40: Summer Poem Slam-a-bam is a project in which people have joined me for 40 days and 40 nights of on-demand poetry. They have submitted the concepts, ideas, and subjects; I’ve done the work.

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t Get This One Out of My Head…

U2

This song is playing over and over in my head today. It means a great many things to me about a great many people. As a descendent of Irish immigrants always looking back and forward to the culture that came before and after, I find my identity is tied forever to these men, and what they have brought to the world in both song and art. I never feel lost as long as I have their words and melodies.

Song For Someone

By U2

You got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I’ve been
You’ve got eyes that can see right through me
You’re not afraid of anything they’ve seen
I was told that I would feel nothing the first time
I don’t know how these cuts heal
But in you I found a rhyme

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Now we shouldn’t doubt
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
A song for someone

You let me into a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whatever’s in there
It’s yours to take
I was told I’d feel nothing the first time
You were slow to heal
But this could be the night

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Within and without
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
This is a song for someone

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I’m a long way
From your hill of Calvary
And I’m a long way
From where I was, where I need to be
If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a kiss
I stole from your mouth
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

Songwriters: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL DAVID HEWSON