What Do You Do When You Can't Do Anything?

I don't know why I never paid attention to the lyrics before today. But this time I really heard it. I suddenly remembered the time when I had to tell people that help wasn't coming, at least for a long time, and they needed to survive on their own. It wasn't necessarily the memory that made me cry, because I think about it every once and a while, and haven't cried before. It was the way the song was sung. I was listening to the Iron & Wine version, and his voice was so calm and matter-of-fact. I fear this is how I sounded on the phone. Emotionless. It broke my heart I could not help these people, but I couldn't deal with the emotions, it was too much. Too heavy. Call after call of people begging for help and it was all so heavy. I had to tell them to just hang on awhile longer. I wish they knew how much I was trying to save them. I wish they knew how much I cared, but instead I was just a voice telling them they were on their own.

"Tell everybody
Waiting for Superman
That they should try to
Hold on the best they can
He hasn't dropped them, forgot them or anything
It's just too heavy for Superman to lift"
3grnowl 3grnowl
26-30
May 17, 2012