The River's Badge

Friday, June 14, 2013

Everybody Does It

Ever obsess over a song?

I do it ~ sometimes.

I'm miles removed from actually singing a song...any song; but lately I've had the urge to sing a certain one.  And that song is, Dreaming My Dreams.

Full disclosure ~ I like three-quarter-time songs. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating ~ three quarter time is like a heartbeat. That's why we're drawn to it. 

This is such a simple song. It only has three chords. I've written three-chord songs, but they never came out like this. That's what separates the talented wheat from the untalented chaff. That's why I don't even try to write songs anymore.

Allen Reynolds, according to Wikipedia, is 75 years old. If I was seventy-five years old, and I knew that I wrote a song this good, I would consider my journey complete..

Multitudes of artists have recorded this song. My favorite is Mark Chesnutt, but obviously, Waylon made a hit of it.  Martina McBride, though, did it, too. Rodney and Emmylou did it. Patty Loveless did it. Jamey Johnson did it.

The reason they all did it was, a singer can't resist pouring out their heartbreak. If you're not pouring out heartbreak, why even bother singing?

Intellectually, I study the lyrics and I think, my, how simple. You know, though, a song is not meant to be heard intellectually. A song is meant to stab you in your heart. There's no explaining it.

I hope that I won't be this wrong anymore
Maybe I've learned this time
I hope that I find what I'm reaching for
The way that it is in my mind

Someday I'll get over you
I'll live to see it all through
But I'll always miss
Dreaming my dreams with you

But I won't let it change me

Not if I can.
I'd rather believe in love
And give it away as much as I can
To those that I'm fondest of

Someday I'll get over you.
I'll live to see it all through.
But I'll always miss,
Dreaming my dreams with you

Someday I'll get over you.
I'll live to see it all through.
But I'll always miss,
Dreaming my dreams with you




 



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