Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lyrics for Livin'

My secret boyfriend: Ray LaMontagne.
Ray doesn't know, and neither does my husband, so don't spill the beans.
I love a good lyric... perhaps even more than a good poem.  Because let's face it, well written lyrics are just poems with a melody - and who doesn't love a melody?
Here are a few of my favorite spirit-lifting lyrics to color your day.

"I've got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget.  I've got a perfect body, 'cause my eyelashes catch my sweat." ~ Regina Spektor (Folding Chair)

"You have suffered enough and warred with yourself, it's time that you won." ~ Glen Hansard (Falling Slowly)

"So much present in side my present..." ~ Feist (Past in Present)

"I looked my demons in the eyes, laid bare my chest, said "Do your best to destroy me".  You see, I've been to hell and back so many times, I must admit you kind of bore me." ~ Ray Lamontagne (Empty)

"This is how it works: you're young until you're not. 
You love until you don't. 
You try until you can't.
You laugh until you cry. 

You cry until you laugh. 
And everyone must breathe until their dying breath.
This is how it works: you peer inside yourself, 

you take the things you like and try to love the things you took. 
And then you take that love you made and stick it into some... 
Someone else's heart, pumping someone else's blood. 
And walking arm in arm, you hope it don't get harmed, 
but even if it does you'll just do it all again." 
~ Regina Spektor (On the Radio)

Please feel free to add your own in the Comments section!


  1. good choices... and ray sorta looks like adam... like bearded and rugged...

  2. Thank you for sharing the last Spektor words..she is good!