13 January, 2008

Notes On A Feeling

A Collection Of Love Songs Never Compiled
(or Hannah And Other Assorted Love Songs)

Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

"Hello woman of my dreams" countered with "Is this not the way it seems?"
A natural heartbreaker, though unintended. "When so many love you, is it the same?"

Sugar Mountain - Neil Young

"There's a girl just down the aisle, oh to turn and see her smile."
There was a time when college seemed like a magical candy world. Frightening at once, but irresistable at the same time. So much magic, so many new experiences, and for the first time, being on my own. My heart was in a fragile state.

Sit Down, I Think I Love You - Buffalo Springfield

"Sit down, I think I love you. Anyway, I'd like to try. I can't stop thinking of you. If you go, I know I'll cry."
There are times when something occupies your mind so completely, you can't even be bothered to do simple things like eating and sleeping.

Sister Golden Hair - America

"I've been one poor correspondent. I've been too, too hard to find. But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind."
Many times I wanted to see her, but instead, I hid myself away, afraid of becoming an intrusion.
"Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?"

Give A Little Bit - Supertramp

On that note, "send a smile and show you care." There's nothing in the world quite like being ignored by the one for whom you'd like to care.

Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

"With all the fun to have, to live the dreams we always had"
"oh, to touch the dream...to ride the wind...to tread the air above the din..."
Every weekend was a new dream, a new chance at hope. Every week shattered, but left wanting to try once more.

Daydream (Live) - Robin Trower

"We were laughing in a daydream" the phrase itself brings a tear to my eye.
"We were spellbound...oh, spellbound..."

Love In Vain - The Rolling Stones

"It's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, when all your love's in vain..."

Pretty Girl Why - Buffalo Springfield

"Pretty girl why, why not love me?" What cruel hand doth fate have? Why do we desire things we cannot have?
"There she leaves me twice as lonely as I was but yesterday. Keeping such a hold upon my thoughts; so near, yet so far away."

What Is And What Should Never Be - Led Zeppelin

"What's to stop us, pretty baby, but what is and what should never be?" Ours was a love never meant to be. How did my world become such a ruin? "Girl, the answer lies with you." And an even deeper answer lies within me.

Little Wing - Derek And The Dominos

"She's walking through the clouds, with a circus mind that's running round. Butterflies and zebras, and moonbeams and fairy tales, that's all she ever thinks about, riding with the wind." To enter those thoughts for just a moment - but would it even mean anything?

I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles

"I want you so bad, it's driving me mad." Has your life ever been fueled by an obsession? An obsession that drives you crazy? That drives everything else out of your mind? Something you desire so much to possess, that you would give anything for, yet it remains dangling just beyond your reach?

Cars Hiss By My Window - The Doors

"I got this girl beside me, but she's out of reach"
"A cold girl will kill you, in a darkened room"
Fun and games, and nothing but emptiness on the inside. Consistently betrayed hopes. Like shooting for the sun at night.

Hannah - Robin Trower

"Nothing I do brings me to you."
"Distance surrounds you everywhere - you're living in memories I can't share."
"Wishes for you never came true. Hannah, let me love you."

We Could Be So Good Together - The Doors

"We could be so good together. Yes, we could, I know we could." But I'm just telling lies. I'm telling wicked lies. To sustain a sinking ship like this, you have to be light as a feather, your mind devoid of all thought but wishful thinking.

Let It Grow - Eric Clapton

"I'm standing at the crossroads, trying to read the signs to tell me which way I should go to find the answer. And all the time I know. Plant your love and let it grow." A romantic notion, no doubt. But sometimes it's just a delusion. Not every seed survives the bitter cold of winter. Not every bud gets a chance to see the light.

Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It? - Buffalo Springfield

"Do I have to come right out and say it - tell you that you look so fine?"
"Indecision is crowding me, and I can't believe she'd care."

It's No Secret - Jefferson Airplane

"It's no secret. Everybody knows how I feel." I spent forever keeping my feelings hidden, even from myself. But by the end, though I refused to admit it outright (and still have a hard time doing so), I also felt like it must have been so obvious that everyone knew. Not that it made a difference.

Homework - J. Geils Band

"Oh baby, you got me so blind, I'm walking round in circles, I could lose my mind. The way you got me holdin' your door, I can't do my homework anymore." I once asked her for help. She provided the focus, but it probably looked like I could do it on my own. She could have been the link that kept me in the game, but I couldn't bear to ask again. So I was forced to drag myself along the ground instead.

You'll Accomp'ny Me - Bob Seger

"I've made my mind up that it's meant to be - someday, lady, you'll accomp'ny me." More wishful thinking. Hoping that time will cure the space between us. But these things are all inter-related. One will not betray the other.

Harvest Moon - Neil Young

"When we were strangers, I watched you from afar." That's about as far as it ever got. I just couldn't help it. I have a fixation on beauty. I just can't let it pass by without acknowledging its existence, even if just in my own heart.

Dino's Song - Quicksilver Messenger Service

"All I ever wanted to do was love you, and maybe hope that you could love me too."

You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge

"Set me free...get out my life...let me get over you..."
"Seeing you only breaks my heart again, and there ain't nothing I can do about it."
A love not picked grows sour, and withers into hatred. I had to kill part of myself just to go on. And yet there you still were, completely oblivious perhaps, but mocking me just the same. Not soon enough could I escape your persistently enchanting presence.

Serves You Right To Suffer - J. Geils Band

"Serves you right to suffer, baby. Serves you right, you're gonna live alone." Pure, vindictive, revenge. Simple catharsis.

Evil Woman - Spooky Tooth

"Evil woman, when I saw you comin', shoulda started runnin'." But ultimately, I don't regret the experience, as it has changed my life.

Driftin' and Driftin' - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

"Every now and then I wonder, does that girl even think of me?"

Save Your Love - Great White

"I wake in the night to find you on my mind. Deep in a dream, you'll always be, until the end of time."

I'm In Love - The Primatives

"I'm in love with images..." Forms within that have been stirred by forms without. Masks concealing the Truth inside, that have seduced me, then left me high and dry. A projection of perfection, a hope that blinds my view of Reality. "Not too much substance to my love, though. Seems my intended didn't show. Not too much hope to see my love grow. Seems I've pretended I don't know."

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