Week 462 // The Words

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I walk for miles to you
I walk for miles to you
You’re waiting there
You’re waiting there
What am I to say?
What am I to say?

I write a song to you
I write a song to you
Try to find the words
Try to find the words
It doesn’t say enough
It doesn’t say enough

I’ll spend the day with you
I’ll spend the day with you
Holding onto this
Holding onto this
I find the words again
I find the words again

Notes
How do we say we care? Songwriters have sung of scaling mountains, of braving the elements, of overcoming great trials just to say “I love you”. The very art of writing love songs is meant to convey that which we otherwise might not muster the courage or eloquence to say in plain words to another person, to elicit a grander understanding of one’s depth of feeling. But walking for miles and miles and writing love songs are just gestures. They can be meaningful gestures to be sure, but the true language of expressing oneself to another person doesn’t live in those sweeping gestures. It thrives most in time spent together, in quiet moments, in simple kindnesses, in listening ideally at least as much as you speak. It seems that I’ve written a song about the inadequacy of song. The snake is now eating its own tail, but there you have it.

~M.E.

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