Sunday, April 30, 2006

I Just Wanna Get Warm

The mouths of the best poets
Speak but a few words
And then lay down
Stone cold in forgotten fields
Life goes on in this ant farm town
Cold to the lifeblood underfoot
All talk and no touch
And I just wanna be real
I just wanna be real

The colors here are monochrome
Studies in one shade of grey
The good times and the hard times
Cut from the same grey cloth
And all the fires that crackle here
Consume but do not burn
All light and no heat
And I just wanna get warm
I just wanna get warm

The days they rattle past me
Like a tunnel round a train
Landscapes and heartaches
I don't know what I feel
All I know is my condition
Is worse than I can tell
The small talk and the slow burn
And I just wanna be healed
I just wanna get well

There are things I should remember
But I have forgotten how
I'm all tied up with no time
Trying do too much
And the thoughts that I've avoided
Are the ones I need right now
Like a warm wind and love's hand
And I just wanna be touched
And I just wanna be real
And I just wanna be well
And I just wanna be healed
And I just wanna be warm

- Mark Heard

I wish I wrote his songs. Heck, just the lyrics alone. I've been wanting to post something from Mr. Heard for a long time now. And since the Matthews House Project decided to list a couple of his lyrics as poems, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them.

10 comments:

  1. yeah, that's beautiful stuff.

    I may listen to him sometime.

    Gosh I'm hella exhausted. Plugging the hell outa this keyboard.

    Have a good one.
    -Dx0x

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  2. hey L.A.Donna,

    what keyboard are you plugging the hell out of? is that literal? is the keyboard possessed?

    "The Exoricism of Emily Casio."

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  3. There are things I should remember
    But I have forgotten how


    *resonates*

    And the thoughts that I've avoided
    Are the ones I need right now


    *flinches*

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  4. me,

    I just wanna get warmed.

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  5. It's good to know what you want in life. ;)

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  6. at the risk of sounding mooshy on my public web site,

    you.

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  7. *muah*

    What's life without risks?

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  8. mushy-mushy!

    that's not an answer, by the way.

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  9. What was the question again, love? ;)

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  10. to quote fair chosen2b, "what's life without risks?"

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