Thursday, October 8, 2009

Suddenly

This is a song that has sort of followed me since I was pregnant two years ago. It was happy and thrilling when I was pregnant; heartbreaking after we lost the boys; and, finally, hopeful as we begin to try again.

I found it particularly salient when my niece was born, then seeing her, and her mother -- both radiant -- just confirming things for me. Makes me think of both of them.

Okay, so the lyrics don't totally fit, but enough do. Here they are:

Suddenly I See by KT Tuns.tall

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she's born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you're trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on her word

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

And she's taller than most
And she's looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

*****
And here's one version of the video. You.tube wouldn't let me embed it, but here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tlU-1u1JC8

Just thought I'd share.

4 comments:

Beruriah said...

Nice.

k@lakly said...

That song reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada....a movie I love. I never really listened to the words b4 but now I can 'see' why they would speak to you as they do.
xxoo

Reba said...

wow...i have listened to that song (on one of the last cds i bought before giving in to itunes) a hundred times and i have never thought of the words that way. it is heartbreaking! wow.

Michele said...

I can see why it speaks to you. Totally.