It Will All Get Better

People, Woman, Alone, Fashion, Hair, Blonde, SunJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BEST/BETTER/GOOD/GREAT

This could be the BEST theme Jim has ever picked. Although his themes have been getting BETTER over time. They’ve progressed from GOOD to GREAT! See what I did there. Yeah – moving on!

I love blatantly picking a song that reflects the mood I have been in recently. I feel shattered by June. Well…here I am shamelessly picking another song that pulls on the old heart strings. There is one particular line in this song at me that always jumped out “learning to love again”.

I often think about the past five/six years. The situation with Jack and I was so strained five years ago, so damaged, so dire…I don’t think the two of us would have been able to repair it back then even if we had tried.

hirslgdfgIn some ways I needed to let him go so I could heal. In some ways I needed to learn to love again. Meeting Goldfinch helped me do that. Realizing it was ok to be fine without Jack, letting myself smile because I deserved it – that was all important and it all took time.

Timing is often a big factor in the make or break of a relationship. Jack came back into my life right on time. The broken hearted Caramel had been separated from Jack for over four years by then…and a lot of healing had occurred. Caramel was ready for Jack.

I am so glad he is back. Next weekend, his 14 day quarantine will have ended and he is coming over!!! He has given me a shopping list of a few items to find for his BAKE-OFF ideas. I can’t wait!

It’s taken a long time…but Jack is back where he should be.

 

It’s been the longest winter without you
I didn’t know where to turn to
See, somehow I can’t forget you
After all that we’ve been through

Going, coming, thought I heard a knock
Who’s there? No one
Thinking that I deserve it
Now I realize that I really didn’t know

If you didn’t notice
You mean everything
Quickly I’m learning to love again
All I know is I’mma be OK

Thought I couldn’t live without you
It’s gonna hurt when it heals too
It’ll all get better in time
And even though I really love you
I’m gonna smile ’cause I deserve to
It’ll all get better in time

I couldn’t turn on the TV
Without something there to remind me
Was it all that easy
To just put aside your feelings?

If I’m dreaming don’t wanna laugh
Hurt my feelings but that’s the path
I believe in
And I know that time will heal it

If you didn’t notice
Boy you meant everything
Quickly I’m learning to love again
All I know is I’mma be OK

Thought I couldn’t live without you
It’s gonna hurt when it heals too
It’ll all get better in time
And even though I really love you
I’m gonna smile ’cause I deserve to
It’ll all get better in time

Since there’s no more you and me
(no more you and me)
It’s time I let you go so I can be free
And live my life how it should be
(but I know, but know)
No matter how hard it is I’ll be fine without you
Yes, I will

Thought I couldn’t live without you
It’s gonna hurt when it heals too
It’ll all get better in time
And even though I really love you
I’m gonna smile ’cause I deserve to
Yes, I do
It’ll all get better in time

Thought I couldn’t live without you
It’s gonna hurt when it heals too
It’ll all get better in time
Even though I really love you
Gonna smile ’cause I deserve to
It’ll all get better in time

Written by: J. R. Rotem and Andrea Martin

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It Keeps Me Warm As Life Grows Colder

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: COOL/FREEZE/HEAT/MELT

sduirhtwThis is a really hard time for me. I decided weeks ago that I would have to skip today. Yeah, just skip it completely. I am going to sleep in for as long as I can. Then I am going to wake up, shower, dress, lace up my hiking boots and go walking. I don’t want to do anything else today. Not only was my flight to Australia (which should have been this weekend) cancelled, but it is also five years since an event that is still a marker in my life. I just gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over.

I could say a lot about how the memories of that night freeze my heart. I could say a lot about how the flashbacks I have had heat my blood to boiling. I could say a lot about how Goldfinch knew just how to melt my frosty exterior. I could say a lot about the peace I regained with Jack was refreshing a cool. I could say a lot about the heat of passion that followed.

But instead…while I go for my walk…I will leave you a song which is just as dramatic as what is going on inside me at the moment. Foreigner, “I Wanna Know Love Is“.

I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
Through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me

I’m gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me
I’ve got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
I can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me

I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is
And I know, I know you can show me

Let’s talk about love
I wanna know what love is, the love that you feel inside
I want you to show me, and I’m feeling so much love
I wanna feel what love is, no, you just cannot hide
I know you can show me, yeah

I wanna know what love is, let’s talk about love
I want you to show me, I wanna feel it too
I wanna feel what love is, I want to feel it too
And I know and I know, I know you can show me
Show me love is real, yeah
I wanna know what love is…

Written By: Mick Jones

 

A Jolly Holiday With Mary

When I saw Jim’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY post for today was entitled “Mary Poppins“, my mind started down another very pleasant course. Yet another Julie Andrews classic came to mind.

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: MARIA/MARIE/MARY

Jack really cheered me up this morning – I think he is my Burt. He always has something to lift my spirits and likes to sing quite a lot of what goes on his mind. He makes my life feel like the musical it should be!

When Jack holds my hand…my heart starts beating like a big brass band!

Ain’t it a glorious day
Right as a mornin’ in May
I feel like I could fly
Have you ever seen the grass so green
Or a bluer sky?

Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light
When the day is gray and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright
Oh, happiness is bloomin’ all around her
The daffodils are smilin’ at the dove
When Mary holds your hand, you feel so grand
Your heart starts beatin’ like a big brass band

It’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary

Mary makes your heart so light

When the day is gray and ordinary

Mary makes the sun shine bright

Oh, happiness is bloomin’ all around her

The daffodils are smilin’ at the dove

When Mary holds your hand, you feel so grand
Your heart starts beatin’ like a big brass band

It’s a jolly holiday with Mary
No wonder that it’s Mary that we love

Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with you, Bert
Gentlemen like you are few
Though you’re just a diamond in the rough, Bert
Underneath, your blood is blue
You’d never think of pressing your advantage
Forbearance is the hallmark of your creed
A lady needn’t fear when you are near
Your sweet gentility is crystal clear

Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with you, Bert
A jolly, jolly holiday with you

Written By: Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

How Do You Find A Word That Means Maria?

kshfdbgsgJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: MARIA/MARIE/MARY

There are some fabulous songs devoted to these names. Perhaps more than any other female name…”Maria”s and “Mary”s have inspired songwriters. When I started to list songs I became quite excited about this theme. I think it is going to be a great SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY!!

But I have decided to choose nuns. Yes nuns. Perhaps the most famous almost-but-not-quite nun of all time: MARIA VON TRAPP!

I am sure I have said it before…but to me, “The Sound Of Music” is the ultimate film. I can sing you the entire score at the drop of a hat. This is a song that took me a while to learn as a kiddo…mainly because I used to get stuck on terms like “flibbertijibbet”. But I practiced and practiced and practiced…and it’s now in my heart, like the rest of the score.

She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee, her dress has got a tear
She waltzes on her way to Mass and whistles on the stair
And underneath her wimple she has curlers in her hair
I even heard her singing in the abbey

She’s always late for chapel, but her penitence is real
She’s always late for everything, except for every meal
I hate to have to say it, but I very firmly feel Maria’s not an asset to the abbey

I’d like to say a word in her behalf
Maria makes me laugh

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find the word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you’d like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay and listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

When I’m with her I’m confused, out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather, she’s as flighty as a feather
She’s a darling! She’s a demon! She’s a lamb!

She’d out pester any pest, drive a hornet from its nest
She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
She is gentle! She is wild! She’s a riddle! She’s a child!
She’s a headache! She’s an angel! She’s a girl!

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find the word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you’d like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay and listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

Written By: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Caramel And Jack

us2I was thrilled to see the theme for today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. 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: JACK/JOHN

Well…I have had to think a little bit out of the box for this one. Forgive me, but there were too many songs telling Jack to hit the road or making fun of him. My Jack would not have liked me to pick one of those.

So, in the end, inspired by our very own love story, I have chosen a duet between another caramel beauty and another Jack. In this case Jack Sacortetti. The caramel beauty is the sensational pop rocket (or pocket rocket) Kylie Minogue.

I have written a lot of posts about the estrangement Jack and I endured for over four years. Music was a factor in the early days especially. (I am sure many have found that music can churn up feelings long after a sad trial.)

iytidtyWe lived in the same apartment. We went to the same parties. We danced together. We sang together. He sang songs at me. (I thought that’s what he was doing and it turns out that he was.) Music was a part of our lives. When I moved out of the apartment, I could still hear Jack singing in the shower. He would play songs really loud, songs that upset me (like Passenger “Let Her Go“, Adele “Someone Like You“, U2 “With Or Without You” and Olly Murs “Dear Darlin’“).

After I was attacked and fled London so that all those people who had been talking about me and Jack would not know what had happened to me, music continued to taunt me at times. I will never forget my sister Mandy who was excited about Adele’s new album playing me the song “Hello“. I was in floods of tears.

During those painful four years I don’t think I was able to enjoy music as much as I had before. It was often too provoking, it was too sad.

carajackaIn a completely unexpected and dramatic twist (although long hoped for) Jack and I were reunited last year. In the space of a month we had spoken on the phone a few times and met up a couple of times, and then when we were sitting in his car, he played a track from Oasis “Wonderwall” and held my hand. He looked at me and repeated the lines “I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.” I will never forget that evening. I went straight home and told Goldfinch what had happened.

Well….there you are…another recap on the romantic drama of my life. I chose this song because it captures the estrangement between Caramel and Jack, a time when music was too sad to listen to, and it was safer to listen to silence.

[Kylie Minogue:]
I know what you were feeling
When you played me that song
Gave every word meaning
You showed me a place we belonged

And we laughed and we danced and we never looked back
Nothing would get in our way
And you showed me the meaning of love and romance
With every song that you played

Now the music’s too sad without you
Silence is all I can listen to now
I can’t sing along to the songs like I used to
The music’s too sad when you’re not around

[Jack Savoretti & Kylie Minogue:]
I remember that feeling
(The songs that you played)
You felt like home
So why am I leaving?
(Memories made)
Leaving you all alone

‘Cause we laughed and we danced and we never looked back
Nothing would get in our way
And you showed me the meaning of love and romance
I miss the song that you played

The music’s too sad without you
The silence is all I can listen to now
I can’t sing along to the songs like I used to
The music’s too sad when you’re not around

So I listen to the wind in the trees
The sound of the air
Your voice is lost in the breeze
When you’re not there
(The songs that you played)

The music’s too sad without you
(The songs that you played)
The music’s too sad without you
(The songs that you played)
The music’s too sad…

Written By: Kylie Minogue, Jack Savoretti and Samuel Dixon

I…Am Feeling So Small

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: BIG/LARGE/LITTLE/SMALL/TALL/TINY

Blue, Watercolor, Watercolour, PaintingI have chosen a song that makes me cry. The track is “Say Something“, from A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera. It is a little gem of a song that makes some big reverberations in your heart. There is something very raw and exposed about these verses. There is pain and sadness in those lyrics.

I find the words very emotional. It’s the whole idea of giving up. I fight that feeling. I don’t want to be someone who gives up, especially not on other people. Love is always trying to find a way. Giving up on someone is not what love wants to do.

dlhfdafihIn the past, I have been near the brink of giving up. I was losing hope with regards to Jack. The spark of hope was something I had to keep hidden within, because when I did talk about it, other people told me to forget him, let go, move on, cut him off. I remember thinking to myself “that is not who I am!”

Jack would have had no idea how I felt. But he came back. He came back! He came back and relief and peace flooded over me! The situation with Jack has bolstered my fighting spirit. I’m not giving up. I’m not giving up on anyone! Not even if it’s years since that person hurt me and they stopped talking to me. I’m not giving up.

What happened with Jack makes me feel small. I was over my head, I knew nothing at all. I realized I was about to stumble and fall. I was still learning about love, just starting to crawl. Thank goodness after all the damage…I never gave up on him…and he never gave up on me.

 

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one if you want me to
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I… am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all
And I… will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I… will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye

Say something, I’m giving up on you
And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
And anywhere I would’ve followed you (Oh-Ooh)
Say something, I’m giving up on you

Say something, I’m giving up on you
Say something…

Written by: Axel Ian and Campbell Mike

Salt In The Wound

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: CINNAMON/MINT/PARSLEY/PEPPER.ROSEMARY/SAGE/SALT/THYME

Salt, Pepper, Spoons, SpicesWell…at work there is a song played far too often. At first I didn’t like it at all, but gradually it has grown on me. But when I googled the lyrics, I was surprised that a song that sounded so peppy was actually so melodramatic. The song is called “Bad Blood” (which of course is the obvious choice for NHS radio – we sometimes wonder who on earth picks the tracks to broadcast) and is from Taylor Swift who you may have heard of.

I have picked a live performance of this track, essentially because the video is bizarrely weirdly terrifying. But in real life this artist is nowhere near as scary as a couple of her videos were. I try to put them out of my mind, because they left me very confused – but I am a very gentle soul. I think they are from an era where she was being attacked left right and center (according to my friend who calls herself a Swiftie) but she still turned around the stress and made something creative out of it – good on her!

Youth, Love, Hug, Guy, Girl, HappyMy friend also tried to explain to me in detail all the drama which this song is apparently ascribed to. But my eyes glazed over at hearing about something that basically went into one ear and out of the other without registering in my memory (thank goodness). Apparently, whatever sparked the creative flow of emotion that went into this song has all calmed down now.

I have never had “bad blood” (I only learnt what that expression meant a few months ago!) with anyone except Jack. Look what happened with Jack and me! But I do understand the expression “salt in the wound”. When something really hurts and someone keeps provoking that same hurt over and over, it is hard to heal and move on.

Life is so wonderful. I have no time to let anything spoil the joy. No bad blood between me or anyone else. Instead, lots of kindness! Lots of love. Lots of empathy. When I walk around London, I have no idea who may have suffered most during the recent crisis sparked by the …you know. Who may have suffered loss of loved ones, loss of jobs and income, or many other losses. There may be some very fragile people out there with painful wounds. So, I am going to make sure the words that come out of my mouth are seasoned with salt, gracious and kindly to everyone I come across.

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you’ve done
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey

Did you have to do this? I was thinking that you could be trusted
Did you have to ruin what was shiny? Now it’s all rusted
Did you have to hit me, where I’m weak? Baby, I couldn’t breathe
And rub it in so deep, salt in the wound like you’re laughing right at me

Oh, it’s so sad to think about the good times, you and I

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you’ve done
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey

Did you think we’d be fine? Still got scars on my back from your knife
So don’t think it’s in the past, these kinda wounds they last and they last.
Now did you think it all through? All these things will catch up to you
And time can heal but this won’t, so if you’re coming my way, just don’t

Oh, it’s so sad to think about the good times, you and I

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you’ve done
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey

Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
If you live like that, you live with ghosts (ghosts)
Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes (hey)
You say sorry just for show (hey)
If you live like that, you live with ghosts (hey)
Mhmmm
If you love like that blood runs cold

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love (mad love)
So take a look what you’ve done
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them (think we can solve them)
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
(Hey)

‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you’ve done (look what you’ve done)
‘Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey
Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood
Hey

Written by: Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift

Wild Mountain Thyme Grows Around The Blooming Heather

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: CINNAMON/MINT/PARSLEY/PEPPER.ROSEMARY/SAGE/SALT/THYME

Herbs, Flavoring, Seasoning, IngredientI am going to admit, this theme messed with my mind. One half of my brain was totally into anything that sounded like “Scarborough Fair”…(once you have that in your head, it’s hard to see passed!) The other half of my brain was stuck with the sensational Salt & Pepper – I think I have listened to most of their discography this past week! (Whatta man whatta man whatta mighty good man.)

Well…I have decided to give you double trouble this week. But first all I am going with a song that may be very popular this week, “Wild Mountain Thyme”. I could have picked The Byrds, or Ed Sheeran, or a host of other artists who have covered this charming song. I have picked a female singer because I thought it was a very nice version.

Thyme, German Wild Flower, Tiny FlowersIt’s a lovely chilled way to start the day…and I need to be chilled at the moment. The tiredness from work is building. My travel agent is ignoring my questions about my £900 ticket for a flight that I am sure the Australian government will not allow me to take. Jack is still keen to stay out in Africa where he can do lots of work and be with people and have an amazing time (I love him for loving life out there, he has been washing himself and his clothes with a bucket of water for months and he is as happy as can be.) He had a bit of trouble when he was supposed to cross a border to sort out his visa, but he seems to have sweet talked himself out of being extradited! Jack!

So I am happy to start the day on a calm and lovely note. Don’t you long to be out rambling over moorland or hilltop ranges? I am looking forward to going hiking again with friends. I sense a camping trip is ahead. But none of us want to be part of a huge wave of tourists that will overwhelm rural communities and put them at risk. We are all trying to be careful. Anyway…we can look forward to the future when a healthy human family and a thriving earth, with thriving creatures and all beat together to the same tune. 

 

Oh the summer time is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, laddie, go?

And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, laddie, go?

And I will build my love a bower
And yon pure crystal fountain
And around it I will place
All the colours of the mountain
Would you go, laddie, go?

And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Would you go, laddie, go?

And If my true love’s gone
I will surely find another
And to him I will sing
Things that make him know I want him

Would you go, laddie, go?
And we’ll all go together
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around blooming heather

Would you go, laddie, go?

Written By: Well, it’s a long story but Francis McPeake

apparently owns the copyright…so we will credit it to him!

 

Just Because It’s Over Doesn’t Mean It’s Really Over

Coffee, Cup, Cappuccino, BreakI have been chatting with Jack and my family and now I need to do all of  my housework. Somehow I skipped my coffee this morning and now I am feeling a bit slow. The day seems to be almost over before I have even begun! Is it too late for coffee? Well…I think I need one before I start work. Dear me…I haven’t eaten yet either. Where is the day going?

When I read Jim’s post about American stated “opening up”, I thought gulp! The first thing that came into my head was a line from a song that fits today’s theme “JUST BECAUSE IT’S OVER DOESN’T MEAN IT’S REALLY OVER!”

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: END/FINISH/OVER/STOP

I love guitars, so I have no idea why I am featuring so much pop music today. Perhaps it’s because of my new dance workouts I do at home. This is a song that would not be my cup of tea at all…except for it striking a chord with me. Afterall, Jack came back (well, he is in Africa right now, but you know what I mean). It was not over! People may have thought it was all over, but it wasn’t really over. You see why this song makes me smile!

Belly, Heart, Love, Girl, RelaxationThe video is odd, but I figured out the story of the video is that to get over a break up the young woman goes to some sort of weird retreat where they try all sorts of bizarre therapies to help her get over her heartbreak. However…

…it seems clear that none of the therapy works…and at the end of the video the first person she can think of is him! Well, that’s how I interpreted it anyway!

Thank you Jack…not a day goes by when I do not say THANK YOU in my heart, that you picked up the phone and made contact. I love that Sunday mornings are my special time with you. I miss you lots!!! Come back safe and sound.

I’m losing my self control
Yeah, you’re starting to trickle back in
But I don’t wanna fall down the rabbit hole
Cross my heart, I won’t do it again

I tell myself, tell myself, tell myself, draw the line
And I do I do
But once in a while I trip up and I cross the line
And I think of you

Two years and just like that
My head still takes me back
Thought it was done, but I
Guess it’s never really over
Oh, we were such a mess
But wasn’t it the best?
Thought it was done, but I
Guess it’s never really over

Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again
Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again

I guess I could try hypnotherapy
I gotta rewire this brain
‘Cause I can’t even go on the internet
Without even checking your name

I tell myself, tell myself, tell myself, draw the line
And I do I do
But once in a while I trip up and I cross the line
And I think of you

Two years and just like that
My head still takes me back
Thought it was done, but I
Guess it’s never really over
Oh, we were such a mess
But wasn’t it the best?
Thought it was done, but I
Guess it’s never really over

Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again
Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again

Thought we kissed goodbye
Thought we meant this time
Was the last, but I guess it’s never really over
Thought we drew the line
Right through you and I
Can’t keep going back
I guess it’s never really over

Two years and just like that
My head still takes me back
Thought it was done, but I
Guess it’s never really over

Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again
(And I’ll have to get over you all over again)
Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be coming over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again
(Over you all over again)

Thought we kissed goodbye
Thought we meant this time
Was the last, but I guess it’s never really over
Thought we drew the line
Right through you and I
Can’t keep going back
I guess it’s never really over

Written By: Gino Barletta, Michelle Buzz, Jason Gill,  Leah Haywood, Daniel James, Katy Perry, Dagny Norvoll Sandvik, Hayley Warner and Anton Zaslavski

(That’s a lot of people!)

Over And Over And Over

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: END/FINISH/OVER/STOP

I might be thinking a bit out of the box this week, but it was that word “over” that inspired my choice for today.

rudfhgrfdalWhen I was a little girl, my Dad bought me an album on CD that I must have listened to a hundred times. I think I still know all of the songs from that Kylie Minogue album off by heart. A friend of my brothers had already given it to me on cassette tape, but a CD player meant it was so much easier to fast forward to your favourite tracks.

One of my favourite tracks, which I think may have been the last on the album was called “I Miss You”. Early on in the song there is a line “over and over and over”, which is repeated through the song.

rudfjhdfgtrI used to dance around the living room to this song, doing high kicks in the chorus. I still love it. I think hearing those verses as a little girl may have shaped me in some way. Reading his letters over and over and over – yes, I admit I have done that. Waking up and starting to think of only him, looking at his photo, daydreaming about him, wasting time because I can’t get him off my mind – guilty as charged.

Even now, while Jack is still out in Africa, I am missing him – a lot! I know he’ll be back on day! When that may be…we will have to wait and see!

As soon as I wake up
I’m starting to think of only you
I read all your letters
Over and over and over
I go to the mirror
Next to the photograph of you
I know it sounds crazy
It brings me much closer to you

I know you’ll be back one day
I only behave this way

‘Cos I miss you
Yeah I miss you
Said I miss you
Yeah I miss you

They tell me I daydream
But all my dreams are only you
I look through the window
And wish I could be with you

They say that I’m wasting time
But I can’t get you off my mind

‘Cos I miss you
Yeah I miss you
Said I miss you
Yeah I miss you

Over and over
I’m happy to be this way

And in the evening
I lie on the bed and think of you
I hug my pillow
And make believe it’s really you

I don’t care what people say
I’m happy to be this way

Written By: Stock, Aitken and Waterman