Song of the Week #2

Here’s my second go with the Song of the Week. Given the recent round of BFN’s I thought this one was appropriate. It’s short, but the message is sweet. If anyone would like me to email them the mp3, just let me know. This is one of my favorite singer/songwriters, E.llis Paul. I think he is just amazing and I tend to stalk him whenever he’s in the area.

If You Break Down
from the album Ellis Paul Essentials

If there comes a day
where you wish the clocks
could roll backwards
in the cover of night
you’re begging the stars to stay
asking satellites
to stop and help you to remember
how to picture the world
before everything had changed

If you break down
I’m at your shoulder
Take me at my word
You can break down
I will tell you over and over
A reliable sound is coming around
If you break down
A reliable sound,
I’m coming round
If you break down

If fear comes without invitation
and lays its head in the green within your eyes
if it’s paralyzing
I will wake you
We will walk a thousand paces
walk away, walk away
till you are walking on your own

If you break down
I’m at your shoulder
Take me at my word
You can break down
I will tell you over and over
A reliable sound is coming around
If you break down
A reliable sound,
I’m coming round
If you break down

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This song will often make me cry. Before I got married, this was the partner I was looking for, someone who would walk for me when I couldn’t. Luckily, I found him. Then all this IF crap started. And again, I’m looking for someone to pick me up when the fear is paralyzing. I wrote this out and sent it to a friend who had a miscarriage. She said so many of the lyrics spoke to her…picturing the world before everything changed, the paralyzing fear in her eyes all the time, and the comfort in knowing that someone will be there to catch you when you break down.

So once again, that’s my 2 cents. Please add your own thoughts, I’d love to hear them

oh, and it’s off topic but thanks for the help with bloglines, I’m all signed up and ready to go!

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August 29, 2007. Song of the Week.

One Comment

  1. LJ replied:

    I can see why you love the song so much. The lyrics totally speak to me and what I need when I feel at my lowest. I’d definitely love to hear it!

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