Melancholy

I’m feeling a little melancholy today. These lyrics seem to fit.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window;
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses;
It’s you and the roses.

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow;
Heal me from all this sorrow;
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes;
Now I’m living in your afterglow.

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again;
I’m caught in your shadow, I’m losing control;
My mind drifts away, we only have today.

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow;
Heal me from all this sorrow;
As I let you go I will find my way;

I will sacrifice ‘til the blinding day when I see your eyes;
Now I’m living in your afterglow.

When the faith has gone as I let you go, as I let you go.

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow;
Heal me from all this sorrow;
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice;
Now I’m living in your afterglow.

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses;
It’s you who is closest.

“Afterglow” by INXS

Until next time...
Erik

“Get Me Out of Here”

I’m not sure why, but this song has a permanent home in my heart.

People live below me, up above me, to the side;
Even if I wanted to I got no place good to hide.
Concrete is my color and commerce it’s my pride.
Get me out of here.

No one should live like this.
Get me out of here.
From the subway’s steamy kiss.
Take me to the country and dip me in some bliss.
Get me out of here.
‘Cause I can’t live like this.

Alone along the crowded streets amongst the circus freaks,

I saw Jezebel and Claribel and they were begging “mister please.”
“You can help me too”, I said and gave them my T.V.
Get me out of here.
No one should live like this.
Get me out of here.
From the subway’s steamy kiss.
Take me to the country and dip me in some bliss.

Get me out of here.
‘Cause I can’t live like…
My hands are twitching brain is frazzled;
Carryin’ on in fits.
I can’t carry on in this frenzied state I’m in.
Out of here…

Out of here…

The last time that I saw you, you were wearing your disguise;
And hiding from some lawyers who were buzzing, gray haired flies.
Dried out, bloodshot eyes—have you forgotten how to cry?
Get me out of here.
No one should live like this.
Get me out of here.
From the subway’s steamy kiss.

Take me to the country and dip me in some bliss.
Get me out of here.
‘Cause I can’t live like…
Out of here…
‘Cause I can’t live like this.

“Get Me Out of Here”, Billy Pilgrim. See the video here: http://www.ifilm.com/video/2789103.

Update, 2010.11.05 – ifilm link is broken. So here’s the video on YouTube:

Sadly, this group is no longer together (but you might recognize one of the members as Kristian Bush from Sugarland).

Until next time...
Erik