Thursday, December 15, 2005

Leo Sayer - When I Need You

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I’m with you
And all that I so want to give you
It’s only a heartbeat away

When I need love
I hold out my hands and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day

Miles and miles of empty space in between us
The telephone can’t take the place of your smile
But you know I won’t be travelin’ forever
It’s cold out, but hold out, and do I like I do

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I’m with you
And all that I so wanna give you babe
It’s only a heartbeat away

It’s not easy when the road is your driver
Honey that’s a heavy load that we bear
But you know I won’t be traveling a lifetime
It’s cold out but hold out and do like I do
Oh, I need you

When I need love
I hold out my hands and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day

When I need you
I just close my eyes
And you’re right here by my side
Keeping me warm night and day

I just hold out my hands
I just hold out my hand
And I’m with you darlin’
Yes, I’m with you darlin’
All I wanna give you
It’s only a heartbeat away
Oh I need you darling

So I’ve been asked on numerous occasions “why” I place certain lyrics on the blog… what’s running through my mind as I post them? So going forward, I’ll add some commentary to the end to each song’s lyrics that are posted, unless I either just feel like discussing the situation or I feel that the lyrics are self-evident enough.

I finally got to see The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse. Great movie! I’ve been a huge fan of this story for God only knows how long. I originally saw this story (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe) in a cartoon format over 15 years ago… then in middle school, I read the entire C.S. Lewis saga, The Chronicles of Narnia.

I love the entire story. It’s set in the imaginary world of Narnia, where animals behave a lot like humans, time is irrelevant, good and evil are so clearly defined, etc… Like most fiction I love to read, it’s in a wonderful world where anything is possible… it’s my only true, yet temporary, escape from this world. It’s fascinating that a make believe world can be so comforting.

Anyway, it just so happens I stumbled across this song on my way home from the movie tonight while flipping through channels on XM. Much like The Chronicles of Narnia, this song describes a wonderful fictitious world that I’ve never really known, but it’s nice to get lost in the lyrics… to escape reality for just a brief moment.

2 comments:

Elemmaciltur said...

Cool! I went to see 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' on Tuesday. I loved it! It's done very close to the book and I just loved it!!!!!! *YAY!* Now I have to read 'Prince Caspian'

Frank said...

I was shocked at how accurately the new movie stuck to the written story. I kept waiting for some minor plot twist or change, but it never happened! The book itself is such a great story, and I'm so pleased that it made to the big screen without any real noticeable revisions!