Lately I’ve observed how music is as much a physical manisfestation as it is a sonic one. Its presence is so very tangible. 
I spent 20 minutes the other day looking through an old beat-up CD binder and sifting through piles of cracked jewel cases looking for this particular disc (to no avail, yet). I fiddle with the cord on my headphones throughout the day, and try not to sing to myself. I come home and pry open a sleeve to slip out the dense, thin vinyl and smell its decades-old dust or plastic newness. Then I settle in and put my fingers to strings, in hopes they’ll come to an understanding with each other this time. And some days, I wake up too early and stretch my spine and extend my toes toward the sky, crack my bones and balance to the tune of the piano, focusing on time and space and little else, for in some moments, this connection is the key to clarity, arriving unexpected where the mind and body meet. 


“Love,
I won’t break your heart,
it’s a long way down from here,
every time you fall and break apart,
i will pick you up again.

With your head up high,
would you try,
try to place your feet back on the ground,
I found that its easier to hide,
in the cold alone,
Unraveled since the day you fell apart,
oh but honey i’m alive.

Love,
I won’t break your heart,
cause I’ve seen this all before,
you’re a fire that grows from just a spark,
and then walks right out the door.

With your head up high,
would you try,
try to place your feet back on the ground,
I found that it’s easier to hide,
in the cold alone,
Unr
aveled since the day you fell apart,
oh but honey I’m alive.


Crying on the phone,
when you said you were alone,
I am gonna stay,
though your friends have gone away,
all the secrets that we have,
only keep the worlds alive,
but you’ve got something left to give,
if you’d only learn to live.

With your head up high,
would you try,

cause your the only one to pull me through,
it’s true,
and it seems a waste of time,
to grow old alone,
we’ve been dyin since the day we fell apart,
oh honey i’m still alive, i’m still alive.”

~The Day You Fell Apart

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