Friday, May 05, 2006

No. 181 - Grey Street

I'm not a DMB fan, but I heard this tonite on my way home and the lyrics struck me hard. I know I'm in this funk right now and I'm sorry it hasn't been much fun coming to play at my house. I promise that eventually, even though not soon enough for you and I, it will pass.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Grey Street Lyrics

Oh look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out on to Grey Street.
She thinks, "Hey, how did I come to this?"
I dream myself a thousand times around the world
But I can't get out of this place.
There's an emptiness inside her
And she'll do anything to fill it in
But all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart

How she wishes it was different
She prays to God most every night
And though she swears it doesn't listen
There's still a hope in her it might
She says "I pray
But they fall on deaf ears, am I supposed to take it on myself?
To get out of this place?
"There's lonliness inside her
And she'll do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It feels like cold blue ice in her heart
When all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart

There's a stranger speaks outside her door
Says take what you can from your dreams
Make them as real as anything
It'd take the work out of courage
But she says "Please
There's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door,
I live on the corner of Grey Street
And the end of the world."
There's an emptiness inside her
And she'll do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It's more like cold blue ice in her heart
She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her
Using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together - to grey
And it breaks her heart
It breaks her heart
To Grey

8 Punches:

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Cricket said...

Appropriate lyrics.

Appropriate pills.

Appropriate crutch.

Inappropriate waiting period for relief to kick in. Go ahead and get in line.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger EJW said...

God, it's like Dave is writing just for you. It sounds like a terribly sad song.

I hope you're feeling better soon.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger One Mother's Journey said...

That's a little too close for comfort.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger DinosaurD said...

dd - if I only wanted fun, fun, fun, aren't there drugs for that? At least it's never boring at your house.
We have a foster child who lives in Zambia and I often try to figure out how we can offer to take a baby or two and actually raise them rather than just sending money (just joking,... sorta).
If you were already okay with the outcome of the last cycle, I wouldn't think you wanted it badly enough (oh no, now I'll probably get flamed or something). Hope you understand what I mean and remember those little samples if you need them (sometimes crutches are necessary).
DinoD

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger soralis said...

It's sad, I'm sad, sorry you are here with me in sadville.

Take care and hope we are both in a better place soon.

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Mary Scarlet said...

Hi DD, I cried when I read these lyrics. I like coming to your house ever, no matter what.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

So fittingly sad. Sorry that you are feeling down and wishing you brighter days ahead. Take care!

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger N said...

Not a DMB fan either....but am at this second forcing the Better Half to "get" me the song as well...must listen to it. What a sad song.

So what are we going to talk about now? Let's see....Nebraska? Oh no not again....Modelling? right...not. Drinking? Wait just getting myself another drink....am ready. What kind of drink this time? What about White Russian? And some bowling? And what about keeping the dressing gown on all day?

I wish everything was different today. I was different, my life was different. I wish hell wasn't such a comfy place....by the way is that you over there?

Get better soon, but don't rush it...do it at your pace....no matter how many Bulldogs (was that the name?) are involved.

Thinking of you!

 

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