A Question About Sunshine and Love Songs

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    It seems important
    to me at least
    in this moment
    to know
    whether anyone else
    ever wonders
    what happens to
    those people in the loves songs
    after the song is written
    after the recording ends.
    I wonder
    if the singers
    ever get sick of singing songs
    about people they don’t love anymore
    about feelings
    they no longer feel
    about defeat that no longer stings
    or bitterness
    that has grown old inside
    and worked its way
    past the point of writing
    to rot in the bones.
    The musical mothers
    who have lost their sons
    the couples who warbled
    duets about togetherness
    the young men
    who cheated on their lovers
    all of them aged
    fallen apart
    or facing down the odds
    still together
    who put those moments
    of loss and love
    regret and rebuke
    into lyric form,
    do they regret the writing,
    or miss the lovers still,
    or wrap their older arms
    around the same body,
    do they wish that fans
    would stop requesting the same piece,
    that car commercials
    and movie scenes
    would stop requisitioning the rights,
    or do they sing the songs to new lovers,
    or do old lovers still treasure the songs,
    or the same lovers
    hold each other close
    when it comes on the radio
    and reminisce about
    the age of twenty
    about love.
    I’m curious
    Did anyone ever take
    that songwriter’s
    sunshine
    away?
     
  2. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    I really like it :smile:. I've wondered the same kinds of things before, but I could never have expressed it as eloquently as that :thumbup:.
     
  3. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    It isn't so much the wonderful insightful questions about life that you ask... it's HOW you ask them.:smile:

    I really like this one very very much.:smile:
     
  4. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one :). ::blushes a bit anyway:: I know that Eric Clapton no longer likes to sing Tears in Heaven (A song he wrote after his little son died) because he no longer feels the same desperate grief which once pushed him to write the song.
     
  5. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    i do, i do. Until now, i thought it was just me over-thinking things as usual, but yes, i wonder whether it hurts to sing the same songs years after, when the people they sang about have changed and moved on and the emotions behind it may be very different. Almost seems cruel. Beautifully put as ever.
     
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