Week 51: Fight to be loved

One of the stranger songs to come out of this process. The words were totally unpremeditated, I just allowed things to appear as they popped into my head – sometimes this produces the kind of honesty one finds in dreams – strange images who’s meanings are unclear, but that are somehow more revealing for being so uncontrived and un-thought-about (I’m sure there’s a better word for that – spontaneous maybe).


51 Fight to be loved
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Lyrics:
She’s in her high heels, playing in the water
Teasing the storm wind with her crazy laughter
And I’m on the veranda trying to stay empty
And keep my head clear of those memories of love

If I wasn’t so alone maybe I’d believe in friendship
But I’m so self-involved and egocentric
But she seems to be ok with our strange connection
And we can drift along and not think about love

We fight to be loved
But at the same time we push the love away
We search for that safety
But it’s never safe enough and so we run away

We gather up the teacups and reconvene in the kitchen
We laugh at the way we’re both slurring our diction
And deep down we know that our love’s a fiction
Just something to distract us from sadness for a while

Sometimes we speak when it’s best to be silent
But it’s hard to be sure when the self is so violent
But sometimes our words are like cool, clear water
And we swim down deep so far from the world

We fight to be loved
But at the same time we push the love away
We search for that safety
But it’s never safe enough and so we run away

2 thoughts on “Week 51: Fight to be loved

  1. Strong song Simon. The hook is the first line of the refrain. “We fight to be loved”. After a single listen I needed to hear this line more. Fade out “we fight to be loved” – yes please.

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