Music inspires me more than any other form of art. Some people listen to music and simply enjoy the melody. For me, the lyrics are at least equally as important as the melody. I think good songwriters, like poets, are among the most talented writers. Think about it, in less than two hundred words, a song tells an entire story. And, since most songs are about finding love, having love, or losing love, they mesh well with my overall passion for love stories.
I thought it best to begin my weekly Sunday Songs posts with a song about true love. Right now, I’d have to say that I’m Yours, by The Script, is probably my top pick for best contemporary love song. Okay, I’ll admit a strong bias toward The Script, but look at the lyrics:
You touch these tired eyes of mine
And map my face out line by line
And somehow growing old feels fine
I listen close for I’m not smart
You wrap your thoughts in works of art
And they’re hanging on the walls of my heart
I may not have the softest touch
I may not say the words as such
And though I may not look like much
And though my edges may be rough
I never feel I’m quite enough
It may not seem like very much
But I’m yours
You healed these scars over time
Embraced my soul
You loved my mind
You’re the only angel in my life
The day news came my best friend died
My knees went weak and you saw me cry
Say I’m still the soldier in your eyes
The gorgeous imagery of the first verse brings to life the sincerity and depth of feeling of the author. As a writer, this is what I strive to achieve. These lyrics not only motivate me to work harder, but also transport me to a place where I can believe love does conquer all.
I saw this band at Radio City Music Hall in October, 2012. Before performing this number, the lead singer mentioned that it was written soon after his mother died (thus the reference to his ‘best friend’). Of course, knowing this tidbit adds another layer to the song’s beauty.
Now take a listen:
*I’m sharing this video I found on Youtube, which was produced and published by QueenDiosa.
Tell me what you think about the song (via the reply option above). Better yet, share a favorite of your own with me. I’m always interested in hearing new music!