The deep blue sky is filled with a golden harvest moon. Filling my heart with joy. Calming my whirlwind mind. Making me draw deeper calmer breaths. Filling my imagination with energy that let’s imagination take flight. Blessing me with seeds of dreams to cultivate tonight.
Written for this week’s Sunday Muse. Inspired by the image and a Swedish proverb – When the cat is gone the rats dance on the table. Meaning when the one in charge is gone, the subordinates do as they please.
I really needed something light and fun to write, so this was perfect. I recommend you to read Rob’s piece. It’s great fun!
I’ve been in love with you for a long time And in my mind I know such love, are hard to find I wish I had my love more clearly shown Goodbye, I don’t want to see you go!
I can feel it in my heart How you want to be apart You’re all I ever wanted, yet I wrecked and crushed your heart Cause I know I let you down And I know I betrayed your trust When I should have shown you how much, I love you
I’ll miss the naughty sparkle in your eyes It makes me cry hot tears to know I’ll never see your secret smile I wish I could go back and let you know Goodbye, I don’t want to see you go!
Cause I know I did you wrong I can’t seem to make it right You’ll leave me very lonely I’ll never love someone like you Tell me how to win you back For I haven’t got a clue But let me start by saying, I love you
Goodbye, I don’t want to see you go! Cause I know I did you wrong I can’t seem to make it right You’ll leave me very lonely I’ll never love someone like you Tell me how to win you back For I haven’t got a clue But let me start by saying, I love you
“focus on this song and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share”
The song is Lionel Richie’s Hello, It’s Me You’re Looking For from 1983. Lionel Richie was a favorite of my mother so I listened quite a lot to him as a child, and liked both the longing for love songs and the happy “dancing on the ceiling” type songs.
Listening to it as I took a walk this afternoon I got the idea to try to keep the same kind of longing, but flipping the script from an imagined love to one that is over. The inspiration for that comes from someone near who has made a mess out of his marriage and doesn’t know how to take even the first steps to save it.
After a few more repeats I got it into my head to try to keep to the melody and write an alternate lyric. It helps to know the song by heart, meaning I’m able to keep the melody in my mind and write line for line new ones. After very much debate I left the last two lines of the chorus as in the original, because frankly I couldn’t write anything better.
I’ve included a link to an instrumental version for those that like to try and sing the lyrics!