Tuesday, January 24

I've Waited and Waited - The Song I Can Finally Share With You...

Since this blog began (quite a few years ago now), there's been one song.... one single song, that I've always wanted to share with you.

For a great long while however, naughty You Tube wouldn't let me embed the clip here... it said the embedding feature was disabled 'at the artist's request'. Gotta respect that.

Every now and again I'd go back and listen to this song, drink in the words, look at all the little 'secret signs' the video seems to have just for me.... and sigh (and sometimes have a sniffle as well).

Today I went for my semi-regular listen, thinking that I was going to bloody well write this post anyway because the song is so freaking important to me, and I'd just post a text link to the actual video. I was going to do my first ever picture-less post.... just words and a link. Whilst I was there, just for the heck of it (I'd given up doing this a while back), I clicked on the 'embed' button.

Oh. My. Goodness..... up popped an embed code.

Eeeeeeeeeek! Are you kidding! I can now embed the original of my favourite Pete Murray song (thanks VEVO and of course Pete), with all its truly significant words (to me), and the pictorial symbolism that triggers so much for me.

If you know me well you know that trees are a very meaningful part of my life. See the tree in the video? I almost lived in a tree much like that for a long time. So many cherished memories. That is my perfect tree.

And the butterfly on the lamp and on his wrist (not only is it a butterfly on his wrist... it's the 'right' butterfly), well, you know what I think about them. Their significance is VERY close to my heart.

And, the scene when he pulls down the wall and you can see that tree, across a golden field, in the sunset... well.... this post is connected very closely to the feel that scene gives me. I'm sure that memory is one of the main reasons I decorate using the colours I do in my own home.

Plus he writes on his walls and has quotes around the place (know anyone who does that?). And, he sticks his photos higgledy piggledy around the place (blu-tac is my favourite decorating secret weapon!).

At 2.35 mins you get a good look at the flocked wallpaper.... nice and rich and baroque looking. I've got a bit of a thing for that sort of wallpaper..... notice a 'shout out' to it anywhere around here???

All in all, this song, this video, these words, those images......... they turn me inside out just a little bit.

To most people it's probably just a laid back, pretty simple type of song.

To me... it's a revelation.

Hope you like it.



And so it goes another lonely day

Your savin' time but your miles away
Your fly was drownin' in some bitter tea
For seeing lost opportunity

Find your mirror go and look inside
And see the talent you always hide
Don't go kidd yourself well not today
Satisfaction's not too far away

Hold on now your exit's here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon.... you'll see

Soon, you'll see...

Your coffee's warm but your milk is sour
Life is short but you're here to flower
Dream yourself along another day
Never miss opportunity

Don't be scared of what you cannot see
Your only fear is possibility
Never wonder what the hell went wrong
Your second chance may never come along

Hold on now your exit's here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon.... you'll see

Soon, you'll see

Hold on now your exit's here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon... you'll see

Soon, you'll see [x5]

Linda. xox

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11 comments:

  1. Nice song and video! No synths!

    Mr Pete Murray is a total stranger to me.
    Hello Pete. I'm Bobbi, from Italy.

    Simple laid back songs are the ones that go straight to your heart and they get there to stay usually. In my opinion they are the best!
    Is Mr Murray famous in Australia?

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    1. Yep, Pete is a fave Aussie music artist. He and Missy Higgins would have to be my favourite singer/songwriter/muscians from over here! Lovely guy too apparently, very down-to-earth and unaffected.

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  2. What a lovely, lovely song... the words really moved me and stirred something within me. And that clip is fantastic. How come I didn't know this song or even the artist??

    I'm with Bobbi on the whole 'simple is best' idea. No voice acrobatics or special sound effects needed.

    Am I allowed to say I think the guy is quite cute too? I know. Shallow Sacha. But he is.

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    1. Pete prob isn't widely known outside of Australia, if at all.... very well known here though. I think he's cute too, in fact nearly wrote it in my post - hehe.

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  3. Oh by the way, I keep forgetting to tell you this: there is one song that has haunted my memory for many many years, but I couldn't remember the title or the artist. But the melody would pop into may head and it would drive me nuts that I couldn't look for it. Guess what? Found it on your blog. I'll now never forget the titel anymore: sweet lullaby. Thx babe! ;-) xx

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    1. Oh wow, glad you found it! I've always loved that song... so soothing. xox

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  4. *sigh* I <3 Pete Murray.

    Thanks Linda, it is a lovely song. And have to agree that simple honesty of the likes of Missy Higgins and Pete Murray (I have a few others I put into that category too) always appeals to me.

    I go to bed happy. :)

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    1. Hey Mama Fish, so glad you love this one! I had it playing last night as I went to sleep.... and I dozed off quicker than usual even though I was singing along in my head. I like the way you described their music - simple honesty. Perfect.

      Linda. xox

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  5. It's a lovely song Linda ... and I haven't listened to it, or watched the video in ages. I love the signs you see in this song, and the connections you've made with the clip. There's nothing more magical than being moved by music in such a way.

    Thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. Hey Tracey, I keep forgetting you're an Aussie too, so you'd know this one! It's always amazing when you find a song that seems like it's speaking just to you isn't it. Glad you enjoyed it. xox

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    2. Hey Tracey, I keep forgetting you're an Aussie too, so you'd know this one! It's always amazing when you find a song that seems like it's speaking just to you isn't it. Glad you enjoyed it. xox

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I'm very grateful for your participation.

Until next time may your home be full of lots of love, laughter, and life!

Linda. xx

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