anemoia (#words)

United States

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" (says rosi willard)

Child of God
logophile
volleyballer

Female

Message to Readers

Much thanks to everyone who supported me along this songwriting journey!
Thank you to those who took time out of your busy schedule to peer review: em wilder, The Ravenclaw Rose, and DivineEuphoria.
I also owe a flood of gratitude to SunV, for helping me with the nitty-gritty of the musical scale and chords. This song wouldn't sound the same at all without your help.
Thank you, Lia J, for the key technical advice. It made the song flow much better.
Tushar Mandhan, Parisienne, and mindfruit: thank you for conversation, huge encouragement, technical advice, feedback, and support.
rosi willard <3, your support made me feel like a star from the very beginning. Thank you for your kindness and creativity.
I apologize if you're not in here; I wish I could acknowledge each of you individually. But as I was looking back through all the versions and comments, I don't think I could fit everyone in here. Otherwise, the message box will be as long as the song!
Much love and gratitude,
Erin

A Beautiful Ache

February 15, 2021


Performance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MkZT55eDcVNIW7XI0AEqf_cMg7XL1xJe/view?usp=sharing

[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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3 Comments
  • mindfruit (hiatus)

    Re: Thanks for notifying me! Sorry I didn't get to this sooner, I've been a little busy with school and whatnot. I actually have some problems accessing the link, but no worries, I'm sure it sounds great :) Best of luck in the competition Erin! (and glad you like my pfp lol)


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Erin! Good luck! Love ya. :)


    3 months ago
  • Parisienne

    You're welcome Erin!! Love this song, it is such STUNNING writing. Good luck with the competition :)


    3 months ago