A Song

Sometimes you come across a piece of music that just FLOORS you. Maybe it’s due to circumstances you’re going through, or maybe the tune congers a long forgotten memory, the face of a long lost friend or a stolen moment with a former lover. Perhaps, while lost in your own little world, you find yourself setting this song into the soundtrack of your life. Whatever it is, there’s something rather catholic in the realization that someone you’ll almost certainly never know can verbalize feelings so intensely personal to you.

With that, and not tipping my hand at all as to which of the above categories I might fall in to, here are the lyrics to Wilco’s “One By One”:

One by one the teardrops fall as I write you
One by one my words come falling on the page
One by one my dreams are fading in the twilight
One by one my schemes are fading fast away

One by one the flowers fading in my garden
One by one the leaves are falling from the trees
One by one my hopes are vanished in the clouds clear
One by one like snowflakes melting in the breeze

One by one my hair is turning gray
One by one my dreams are fading fast away
One by one I read your letters over
One by one I lay them all away

One by one the days are slipping up behind you
One by one the sweetest days of life go by
One by one the moments stealing out behind you
One by one she’ll come and find not you or I

One by one I hear the soft words that you whispered
One by one I feel your kisses soft and sweet
One by one I hope you’ll say the words to marry
One by one to one by one forever be

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~ by uvasig on June 22, 2007.

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