How To Save A Life

"Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life"

Sylphy Sylphy
41-45, F
15 Responses Jan 2, 2010

She went left, I stayed right.

I guess it's always best to meet halfway.

Peanlo... like play in the piano?? Cool... I'm thinking of trying it out in the violin... but I need lyric sheet. I'm not that good...

I love The Fray, this is an absolutely amazing song. I never seem to tire of it, and I've both played and listened to it for months.

Hey, Redtail... thanks for your continued comments... <br />
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That's awesome that you write, writings and lyrics... it's my best way to express myself. I love to talk, don't get me wrong. Just that sometimes, there would be words that are left unsaid, for the betterment of things... but this gives me restlessness... and so I write...<br />
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It's a means of release for me. I have never thought of writing as work, not even as a hobby. It's just a release... unshackling those prisoned thoughts and feelings... if I don't do so... heck... ever seen a faerie go on a rampage???...

You see sylph, I am a writer and a lyrist, and one of the best ways to get your message accross to people is to move them with your exsperessions, no matter how dark they may be, as long as it reachs those so called fainted of hearts, then there is sucess in telling the story and getting the message accross.

Ouch! That just hit close to home...<br />
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*runs to get manual for CPR*...

Its a song that shold be a tribute to our friends and loved ones or both combined. Its so hard some times to show that what you feel is genuine. Trying to salvage a friendship is like trying to breath life into a lifeless body.

I guess great in the sense it's overwhelming? Not necessarily happy great... <br />
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Maybe I just don't feel good... sighs... *sniff sniff*...

right on baby! HIGH TEN IT IS! hehehehehehehe

*Sylph flexes her arms*... ack! ack! Skinny arms... haha...<br />
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Dean... living in bitterness is not living at all... but sometimes there are pains far too great to live by... so we just shelve it... hoping and wishing it won't creep out... I think the strength comes also in knowing when to look back... *hugs*...<br />
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Smuggy... *high five on those paws*...errrr... high ten... you're lookin' pretty groovy for a pug... *kisses nose*...

Sylph is definitely strong in character! nice two paws up for this post!

I love Poe for his eccentricities... his writings are never for the faint heart. I love the fact that he can be dark, almost cruel, but still be very profound. Like HP Lovecraft... the complexities that his protagonist has to face, not just with the Cthulhu, but with himself, is puzzling...<br />
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Okay... I'm getting weird... but these are fascinating authors that dwell on something dark but nonetheless, timeless...

Poe is a very ubnique writer, maybe a bit off the bleachers but he gets his point accross, may be alittle flamboient at best. It depends on your mood at the time or the situation that helps us relate to what is being said. beleive it or not, the ebst person I found to be true to his beleifs is Albert Einstein, funny isn't it? he wass asked if he beleived in god and his reply was his sense of god is his sense of wonder of the universe. Here wass this boy that was told by his teachers that he wouldn't amount to much, lol

Hi Red... tanks for your comments. Sometimes it's not the whole song that captures you... most of the time, you hear this stanza and it just clicks... for whatever reason(s) we may have. But yes, the profoundness comes from such experiences, almost taking the writer to another dimension... heck, look at Edgar Allan Poe... and I do love Poe!...

I can see now where we have so much in comon Sylph, you see one of the most profound lyrics written are done when a writer has been to hell and back, or is drugged or alcohol induced. But the best story telling songs are written by people who have written autobiogrophies.