I Wanna Scream ‘Til The Words Dry Out

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk

When I first discovered Emeli Sandé, I was bowled over at her voice. I felt as if she could sing anything and set it on fire with her power and emotion. The very first song I ever heard her singing was the track “Read All About It”. As well as Emeli’s incredible voice, I was moved by the sentiment in the chorus.

I think I interpreted the song my own way for a while, perhaps the wrong way, but I felt that when you are in love – there is that urge to shout about it from the rooftops. I have had that urge – believe me! – but I have also learnt the protection of discretion. There are some funny folk out here who seem to be bent on bursting bubbles wherever they go.

I believe that the lyrics are more about saying “This is me….I won’t be censored”. Not sure how far I would take that, but as someone who has learnt to be herself and speak her mind in a Maria Von Trapp style, refusing to be moulded by modern aspirations but to stick to the only purpose that makes sense to me – a clean earth with a healthy thriving human family – well I am happy to unapologetically state I would sing that purpose from the rooftops!

Well…I don’t want to be contentious about the message behind the lyrics – for me it is brought to life by the voice imparting huge meaning to this song.

You’ve got the words to change a nation
But you’re biting your tongue
You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you’ll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?

So come on, come on
Come on, come on

You’ve got a heart as loud as lions
So why let your voice be tamed?
Maybe we’re a little different
There’s no need to be ashamed
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows
So stop hiding it away

Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

At night we’re waking up the neighbours
While we sing away the blues
Making sure that we’re remembered, yeah
Cause we all matter too
If the truth has been forbidden
Then we’re breaking all the rules

So come on, come on
Come on, come on,

Let’s get the TV and the radio
To play our tune again
It’s ’bout time we got some airplay of our version of events
There’s no need to be afraid
I will sing with you my friend

Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

Yeah, we’re all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so fearful?
Now we’re finally finding our voices
So take a chance, come help me sing this
Yeah, we’re all wonderful, wonderful people
So when did we all get so fearful?
And now we’re finally finding our voices
Just take a chance, come help me sing this

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh

Written by: Thomas Andrew Searle Barnes and Iain James

5 thoughts on “I Wanna Scream ‘Til The Words Dry Out”

  1. I like this Emeli Sandé song, but I think the rapping part included ruins this beautiful music. I never understand why rap gets mixed into songs. Music does not need to be angry to be good.

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    1. ❤ I guess that music, art, fashion and food are all a matter of taste. I will confess I chose this song for Emili – I love love love her vocals in this song!

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