anemoia (#words)

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WtW's resident "the cool cousin you see once a year, but the conversation you guys were having a long time ago picks up where it left off without missing a beat" (rosi)

Child of God
logophile
athletic nerd

Female
Soph.

Message to Readers

At suggestion, I combined the chorus and the post-chorus.
thanks so much for everything!

A Beautiful Ache

February 9, 2021


[VERSE 1]
I hear whispers of inspiration from letters on the page
Faded ink and dusty shelves and spines cracked with age
They tell me their secrets and I try to understand
Long-forgotten melodies and books that were banned

[PRE-CHORUS 1]
And I try,
To make sense of it all, and I try
I don’t know what anything means

[CHORUS]
Darling, these written words, they shine like the sun
Reminding us of who we are and who we might become
They speak and they whisper, they shout and they plead
I wanna feel every precious sentence they weave, ooh
It’s a longing in my heart
A fire in my mind
It’s like an ache in my soul
A beautiful ache

[VERSE 2]
I see flashes of revelations from the core of humanity
Thoughtful eyes and open arms and the way you look at me
We tell each other secrets that we always understand
Conversations become our poetry when you take my hand

[PRE-CHORUS 2]
And I live,
So I can make sense of you, and I live
I will follow  where you lead

[CHORUS]
Darling, these spoken words, they shine like the sun
Reminding us of who we are and who we might become
We speak and we whisper, we shout and we plead
I’m gonna feel every precious sentence we weave, ooh
It’s a longing in my heart
A fire in my mind
It’s like an ache in my soul
A beautiful ache

[BRIDGE]
Every lonely word
Waiting to be found
Pleading to be heard
Every lovely pen
That writes for the world
That longs to be read
Oh, this beautiful 
Ache
That penetrates
The depths of who I am
And who I hope to be

[VERSE 3]
I have visions of celebrations from the warmth of community
Rising to greet the dawn in a place where we’re free
Laughter rings for miles and miles all around
There’s nothing like that beautiful, inharmonious sound

[PRE-CHORUS 3]
And I love,
So I can make sense of this world, and I love
Now I know who I must be

[CHORUS]
Darling, these golden words, they shine like the sun
Reminding us of who we are and who we might become
We speak and we whisper, we shout and we plead
We wanna feel every precious sentence we weave, ooh
It’s a longing in my heart
It’s a fire in my mind
It’s like an ache in my soul
A beautiful ache

[OUTRO]
People give me 
That beautiful ache
You give me 
That beautiful ache
Words give me
That beautiful ache
It’s such a beautiful ache
I plan on recording this on the ukulele, but here's an a cappella version while I work on that: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IInd1fMiZxomMKwwhw1xJaK-aAfiFcS3/view?usp=sharing
Hopefully you can tolerate my singing to understand how it sounds in my head.

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5 Comments
  • Remaking_The_World

    I love your lyrics! You definitely have a talent for this <3 Can't wait to hear it with the ukulele! :)


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Wow, this is so cool! My favorite part is "that beautiful, inharmonious sound".


    3 months ago
  • _Delphiruns2theocean_

    Re: Yes, she did do that duet. Respectfully I'm not a huge fan of Taylor Swift. Yes What About Us and Raise Your Glass are two fo my favorites by her :)


    3 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    This. is. so. good. That chorus is gonna be stuck in my mind for the rest of the week, and I'm totally fine with that. And your voice! Is so beautiful! Lol I actually do know who P!nk is, although I can't remember what her music sounds like. I saw your message box though and I do listen to mxmtoon! I love ok on your own. Anyway, beautiful song (yours, although I do love mxmtoon's XD)!! Good luck in the competition!!


    3 months ago
  • _Delphiruns2theocean_

    Omygosh, okay number one the song on paper is beautiful. Once I listened to the recording I listened to it twice, and girl, you are the next P!nk (legit no one knows who that is, she's my favorite artist, or one of them, I've been listening to her tons lately and she is like my music god rn so interpret P!nk into your favorite singer if you don't know who that is :P)


    3 months ago