Revelations

Typical of the self-bashing songs I was drawn to write at a certain point, particularly on my inability to get to my feelings. That was a big issue for me for a long time but my five years with Rosalind was a wonderful tonic for that. It was the only language she spoke and since I loved her I needed to learn it. These lyrics have a slight country flavor, since self-bashing songs are a staple in that genre. Can’t imagine that anyone would care but I channeled the theme from the film The Great Impersonation, written by my favorite film score composer, Heinz Roemheld, in the third and fourth lines of the song, and unlike what happened in other songs where I accidentally borrowed a theme, this was intentional.

Revelations

 

What will it cost me

To take a chance

This seems like just the very reason

for romance

This is the woman

I know I’m right for

This is the moment I have waited

my whole life for

This is a time when two are one

Then suddenly the moment’s gone

I find that very revealing

Just when the loving should start

I can’t imagine what I did with my feelings

I guess I should have looked in my heart

 

Just basic perspectives

That life rearranges

Yet she gets caught up in such

monumental changes

Now she finds anger

Carefully fashioned

Out of the unrelenting walls

walls of my dispassion

Delicate teardrops start to fall

Suddenly I’m nowhere at all

I find that very revealing

Just when the anger should start

I can’t imagine what I did with my feelings

I guess I should have looked in my heart

 

Where has my love gone

What can I answer

How can a poet talk of distance

to a dancer

You ask what I’m feeling

Whenever I miss her

But hey there’s no feelings left

She’s taken all that with her

Anger and sorrow, joy and fear

They really had no business here

I find that very revealing

Just when the sorrow should start                           

I can’t imagine what I did with my feelings

I guess I should have looked in my heart.