Tag Archives: love

NEVER ALONE

No matter
how dark the night,
I will be there
to be your light.

Though the current
may twist you and sway,
I will be there
to help you stay.

Above it all,
you will eventually rise.
You will preservere
and not loose sight.

Happiness and wonder
will find you.
Love and joy
will surround you.

Life will blossom
and it’s beauty will
amaze you

And I will be there,
to celebrate
in all you’ve found.

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WITH YOU

My head aches
from days of travel.

It’s funny.
With how much
I wander,
how I long for exciting
and new,
that at the end of it,
what I want,
what I truly desire
is just to be home.

Home.
on the couch,
lazily living
with you.

UNFINISHED ENDINGS

(For a hitrecord.org challenge with slight edits)

The smell of your
skin
still lingers
on the sheets,
in the bed.

It cloaks my nights.
Brings my dreams to
toss and turn.

I come hungry
for the impossible.
I wake tired
and reckless.

I’LL BE AROUND: Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun has been experiencing a recent flare in popularity thanks to the Honda Civic commercial that featured Walking on the Sun off their first album, “Nu’ Disco 10.” The electronic dance Australian duo consists of Luke Steele (lead) and Nick Littlemore. Frontman Luke can often be found wearing an eclectic head piece that only emphasizes their futuristic and electric sound.

While Walking on the Sun tends to be their most popular tune, I wanted to write a bit about one of my favorites, I’ll Be Around off their second disc, “Ice on the Dune.” With the influence of 80’s pop and a dreamlike-wavy beat, this song always gets my attention and often inspires me just simply sway.

I’ll be Around starts off with a sweet-rolling guitar that seems to dive around the chords punctuated by a constant snare and cymbal. The sound is answered by a keyboard melody that panders off into the distance. After two rounds this, the song settles off to Luke’s voice, which comes in so soft and gentle it almost has an ethereal feel.

Luke lyrically speaks of a feeling that he had a child and is now trying to remember, which as the song reveals throughout is one of love and devotion to another person. The chorus begins with its repetition of “So I’ve made up my mind, I’ll be around for a while/You can bet on your life, I’ll be around for a while,” which brings a strange reassurance and comfort to the song. A sound that reminds me of a release in air pressure can also be heard throughout the chorus – for me this somewhat mimics the human response of relief. Perhaps to imitate a person’s emotion after learning that their love will be staying with them?

After four runs through the chorus and verses, each of which have their own distinct difference, I’ll Be Around slowly fades out just as quietly as Luke began it.

This song is very relaxing to me. I can’t deny that images of slow walks on the beach during a sunset with a slight breeze are flashing through my mind each time I hear it. The beat is wave-like and weaves on the periphery of dreams.

Please take a listen of the track here and check out the full lyrics below.

Enjoy!

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“I’ll Be Around” by Empire of the Sun

When I was young
The feeling was there
It is still there
Unweaving in me
As I recollect
Take me back to the stems of it
To the eyes of the parent’s tongue
I’ll listen to them

So I made up my mind
I’ll be around for a while
You can bet on your life
I’ll be around for a while

Call out my name, when you call I’ll be there
I’m always runnin’ chasing flames on a dare
Come back in that light, come on darling shine
Call out my name, when you call I’ll be there

So I made up my mind
I’ll be around for a while
You can bet on your life
I’ll be around for a while

Time after time
I’ll be around
This love tonight
It will be around for a while

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride
Virtually a mystic couldn’t ravel tonight
Harder than diamonds, cut up the sky
Running like a river while I move to sun

So I made up my mind
I’ll be around for a while
You can bet on your life
I’ll be around for a while

Time after time
I’ll be around
This love tonight
It will be around for a while

We don’t need to stay aha
Have you seen’ Yes I changed my ways again
Really needed say

When I’ve prayed, aha
Prayed to live with someone like you someday
It’s all I need to say
It’s all I need to say, It’s all I need to say

So I made up my mind
I’ll be around for a while
You can bet on your life
I’ll be around for a while

Time after time
I’ll be around
This love tonight
It will be around for a while

FOREVERMORE

In the soft, yellow light,

I see your face.

On the wisp of the clouds,

you are there.

Though I cannot touch you,

the distance is too great,

I know you are watching,

wishing me safe.

Storms may shake this earth,

violently breaking it apart.

But you are with me

and never shall we truly part.

I AM

An old tree rooted in stone.

A mountain latched to the earth.

I am steady.

 

Warm feelings in the company of others.

Laughter uncontained with smiling eyes and wrinkled faces.

I am joy.

 

Heavy weights bound to the soul.

A sense of a presence no longer seen.

I am loss.

 

A sprouting bud, bound with life’s glory.

The first wailing cry of a new spirit from old.

I am creation.

 

The kaleidoscope of wild flowers in spring.

Golden sunsets arcing on sparkling water.

I am beauty.

 

Filling of the mind, satisfied with knowledge.

A communion of souls drinking thoughts of each other.

I am substance.

 

A traitor’s heart turned in time.

Unmasked apology desperate for peace.

I am forgiveness.

 

Erasing the hunger of stomach’s gone empty.

Clothing the destitute and armoring them with things unconditional.

I am grateful.

 

A mother’s heart, warm for her children.

Two people forever entwined, knowing nothing but each other.

I am love.

A SECOND

For that fleeting moment,

I felt it.

 

Flickering before my eyes

was a summer’s yesterday,

amidst the cold, dreary morning.

 

In that instant

I teetered on the edge of a memory.

Swaying to the present,

deeply breathing the past.

 

The sun glinting on the metal.

The soft chatter of voices.

The ground soft and spongy.

The lasting smell of warm rain.

 

I tell you that I was there.

I was in two places at one second,

and that love was carrying me then and now,

all at once.