anemoia (#words)

United States

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Child of God
logophile
volleyballer

Female

Message to Readers

Last-minute feedback needed! Any thoughts, share them!
This is the version that is most likely going to be the final for submission.
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A Beautiful Ache

February 15, 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

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7 Comments
  • McK13

    Also, I absolutely love the final recording!! I love how the pre-chorus changes from try to live to love - so heartfelt!! And that chorus hits hard every single time...I just feel so alive when I listen to this. The whole song is so fully expressed that I truly understand all of your emotions that you are conveying through these beautiful lyrics. I really hope you win the competition!!!


    3 months ago
  • McK13

    re: thank you so much for your comment :) IKR!!! - I've been listening to Love Story (Taylor's version) so much lately that my family is definitely getting annoyed lol


    3 months ago
  • _Delphiruns2theocean_

    Re: Yeah it's been a bit hard, we're all soccer players and surfers and sporty but lately they've become more girly. There's no problem with that it just makes me feel really left out and half the night they were talking about their plans for while I'm going to the snow (first time in 2 years!) for a ten hour drive, whoop, and it made me feel really crappy. Anyways, I'll stop now as to not make you feel like I do at the moment. You don't have to answer this, but if you think I should tell them all this let me know : )


    3 months ago
  • lochnessie

    wow! can't listen to the recording rn but these lyrics are gorgeous!
    and thank you :) yeah i don't really get valentine's day lol


    3 months ago
  • Lata.B

    But i see a difference in the song you have written "we whisper, we shout and we plead"
    but in the song you sang "they whisper, they shout and they plead"


    3 months ago
  • Lata.B

    The strumming in the background is so cool!! I love this so so much!!


    3 months ago
  • SunV

    Yay! I can't listen to the recording right now, but I'm sure it's amazing!!


    3 months ago