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Forever, Probably

Lyric #2985 by bassMonkey

Tags: Folky, A bit morose if I'm honest, Tinged with enduring love and enternal hope though...
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Hey there girl, won't you come and sit down with me,
Talk a little while the way it used to be,
You look so pretty dressed in red, white and blue,
Like that warm summer day when I first met you.

I asked you to dance and you said "yes" somehow,
I knew in that moment what I still know now,
And the flags were all flying red, white and blue,
But then all I really saw that day was you.

All I want to hear now is the sound of your voice,
Though whatever you say now might not be my choice,
I need to hear it so badly and whatever you say,
Will stay in my heart beyond the end of this day,
And probably forever.

Somehow years slip by and people drift apart,
No way to stop it when you don't see it start,
One day we stopped talking and I can't say why,
But don't think on that, this ain't no time to cry.

Won't you tell me your hopes, maybe share your fears,
And dwell on good memories forged throughout those years,
When you give your dreams to me that makes them ours,
We shoot for the moon by aiming at the stars.

And the night draws in now so the time grows nigh,
It won't be too long before you say goodbye,
The flowers look lovely all red, white and blue,
Laid on my tombstone to remind me of you.

All I want to hear now is the sound of your voice,
Though whatever you say now might not be my choice,
I need to hear it so badly and whatever you say,
Will stay in my heart beyond the end of this day,
And probably forever.
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[notes]

So I was asked the question and yes [Spoiler Alert] I
can confirm that the narrator is dead. He clearly finds
the time that his lover/soulmate spends visiting his grave
infinitely precious but would like her to talk to him
more when she is there.

As we all should of course, whether it's close family, someone
who died fighting for their country or just a grave that looks
like it needs some care. So next time you find yourself in that
position just have a (one way) chat, nobody minds and even if
you believe they can't hear you, it certainly can't hurt.
And it might be good for you.

As R. L. Stine (and although he WAS also in the Goosebumps
movie HE was played by Jack Black - keep up) so eloquently
says there;

"every story ever told can be broken down into three distinct
parts: the beginning, the middle … and the twist.”

The twist here being that through most of this you assume
that the narrator is being a bit condescending "sit down
and talk and we'll fix this..." with a relationship
that died when they stopped being able to do that...

...That actually wasn't the case and problem was that he
died. So "No way to stop it when you don't see it start" takes
on a whole other meaning. For instance pay attention to signs that
your body isn't happy and don't die of embarrasment (lecture over).

How a dead person is singing a song is clearly a problem for
some but I can assure you that this kind of stuff happens in
folk songs just about all the freakin' time - so dont you be blaming me,
I don't make the rules. (Well, not all of them and certainly not
the important ones.)
Edited by bassMonkey on Luglio 13 2022 00:23
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lovely lyrics <3
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Exceptional vocals! Thanks for using it Nick :)
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