Sunday, April 25, 2010

Play this one at my funeral.

I've posted the lyrics from one of the greatest singer/songwriters (in my opinion of course) of our time - David Gray.  You'll think it strange that I want this song played at my funeral since the lyrics are sort of lovey-dovey but there is just something about this song that makes me feel incredibly happy.  If you've ever heard it, you'll know what I mean.  It reminds me of being in my 20s and living in Washington D.C. -- walking down an Autumn street in Georgetown, leaves of red and orange and purple swirling about my feet.  Back when the world was so full of possibility.  A feeling and a memory you wish you could hold on to forever. 
     So sister (because I know you are the one person in the world who will remember) play this at my funeral someday, and I will smile from wherever I might be - hopefully heaven :)

Babylon
Friday night I'm going nowhere
All the lights are changing green to red
Turning over TV stations
Situations running through my head
Well looking back through time
You know it's clear that I've been blind
I've been a fool
To ever open up my heart
To all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule

Saturday I'm running wild
And all the lights are changing red to green
Moving through the crowd I'm pushing
Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream
Only wish that you were here
You know I'm seeing it so clear
I've been afraid
To tell you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I've made


If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now


Babylon, Babylon


Sunday all the lights of London
Shining , Sky is fading red to blue
I'm kicking through the Autumn leaves
And wondering where it is you might be going to
Turning back for home
You know I'm feeling so alone
I can't believe
Climbing on the stair
I turn around to see you smiling there
In front of me


If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon



2 comments:

jman said...

..when the world "was" so full of possibility? bf, the world IS full of possibilities, until the day you die! And it better be a cheery, fun, jump around tune!

Susanne said...

Hey, I like David Gray as well. Your funeral song though? That's pretty morbid.

Imperfect Birds sounds interesting. About believing the lies they tell us, I wonder what she has to say. Sometimes I am probably being naive while other times I have an idea of what the truth may be, but I choose to let it slide. Either I'm putting my head in the sand or it's easier not to rock the boat. Not perfect, but how I deal with them growing up, out, and away.