Ms. Tigger and I on the happiest day...
What's Wrong With Sarah?
*This is about Sarah McLachlan so if you do not like her or want to read about her, you should read something else.*
I was talking to BM earlier today when I mentioned that I was listening to her latest albumn "Afterglow". He said that her songs were based on feelings like, "I love you so much," and "you make me so sad that I want to die." Duh! That is why I listen to her. I want to hear this. BM says that Sarah needs Zoloft, Prozac, or at least an uptake inhibitor. I say, "who doesn't?" So I ask, "what's wrong with Sarah?"
Different people have said to me that they do not like "Afterglow" because it is too much like "Surfacing". I like the fact that they are similar. Most of the songs have melodies that hit your heart hard. If you have the cd, tape, whatever then I dare you to listen to the words and say that not one song affected you.
This is my favorite song on "Afterglow" so we are going to break it down.
Would your love in all its finery
tear at the darkness all around me
until I can feel again
'Cause I'm a train wreck waiting to happen
waiting for someone to come pick me up off the tracks
a wild fire born of frustration
born of the one love that gets me so high
I've no fear at all
Would your eyes like midnight fireflies
light up the trenches where my heart lies
until I can see again
to find my way back again
To fall so deep into you
lose myself completely
in your sweet embrace
all of my pain's erased
From your mouth it's all that I wish
the mercy of your lips just one kiss
until I can breathe again
so that I can sing again
Wow! I wish that I could write like that. Can you say that this song doesn't make you think? I can't. It makes me think of someone that I think I love , someone that makes "me so high". I am the "train wreck waiting to happen". I can see those beautiful eyes lit up like "midnight fireflies" staring so intently, straight to my soul. Have I found my way "back again"? Lying there in his "sweet embrace" definitely erases any pain that I may have had before. (Did it not do that for you?) "Just one kiss, it's all that I wish." that one kiss that warms your entire body and makes you want that person oh so badly. It makes your life seem worth living again. So that you can "breathe again," I can not wait to have that feeling. I long for it constantly. I find that I am longing for this so often that it hurts so bad, but yet, it feels so good.
"When you look up Afterglow in the dictionary, itis defined as the "glow or light that remains once the sun is gone'. You're used to this bright, shiny beautiful glow but the moment the sun disappears, all of a sudden you have to readjust everything. Its a very transitional moment. A lot of these songs are about transition... the turning over of the rock, what's underneath, the murky, shadowy uncertainty where everything looks very different."