Friday, January 26, 2007

What did he just say?

I almost always have music on around me. There's a radio in the lab where I work, I can't drive anywhere without turning on the radio or a CD in my car, and my MP3 player practically lives in my pocket so I can have music at any other time too. Mostly it's just background noise, unless I know the song, then I'll usually sing along (if there aren't too many other people around, that is. I'm still shy about singing for strangers unless it's karaoke). Every once in a while though, one song jumps out at me, usually for no reason. It's always something I've heard many times before, but suddenly I start paying attention to the words. This is one I heard like that on the radio on my way home last night, and I wanted to share it. It's called "The Riddle", and it's sung by Five for Fighting. Yes, those guys that did that Superman song :)

There was a man back in '95
Whose heart ran out of summers
But before he died, I asked him
Wait, what's the sense in life
Come over me, Come over me
He said, "Son why you got to sing that tune
Catch a Dylan song or some eclipse of the moon
Let an angel swing and make you swoon
Then you will see... You will see."
Then he said, "Here's a riddle for yah
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I..."
Picked up my kid from school today
Did you learn anything cause in the world today
You can't live in a castle far away
Now talk to me, come talk to me
He said, "Dad I'm big but we're smaller than small
In the scheme of things, well we're nothing at all
Still every mother's child sings a lonely song
So play with me, come play with me"
And Hey Dad
Here's a riddle for yah
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I...
I said, "Son for all I've told yah
When you get right down to the
Reason for the world...Who am I?"
There are secrets that we still have left to find
There have been mysteries from the beginning of time
There are answers we're not wise enough to see
He said... You looking for a clue
I Love You free...
The batter swings and the summer flies
As I look into my angel's eyes
A song plays on while the moon is high over me
Something comes over me
I guess we're big and I guess we're small
If you think about it man you know we got it all
Cause we're all we got on this bouncing ball
And I love you freeI love you freely
Here's a riddle for yah
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I...

3 fellow footsteps:

Skittles said...

I haven't heard this yet but I love the lyrics.. especially the line "The batter swings and the summer flies."

Chelle & Chel said...

Love that! Thanks for sharing.


Rach, Los Angeles Photographer said...

I know what you mean about a song just jumping out at you! I wrote a blog on Friday very similar to yours. :)