Tuesday, February 15, 2005

There are songs

There are songs that I listen to and hear differently now. There are lyrics that vine their way through my heart. Some caress, some strangle. These words soothe me.

My father sang in perfect harmony
And though he never sang in a musical key
You could hear him when he'd enter the house
the kiss he'd give my Ma

My father sang in perfect harmony
My father's words were always sure and clear
and like his presence they would rid me of my fears
When I crawled up on his knees was safe as I could be

He'd hold me tight and whisper in my ear
He'd say, "girl you are a part of me
I have made you strong
when you grow up and are on your own
remember to win them with your song"

Musical Key, Cowboy Junkies

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