download the original the credits run out and the lights come up. everyone else has left the theater, but they’re still not ready to return to reality.
Tag Archives: loss
monday song #52: being with you
lyrics when his mother told him a month ago that they were moving to south carolina he was pissed off. beyond pissed off. “next year is senior year! are you kidding me?!” his mother’s tears killed his protest in an instant. he had never seen his mother cry before.
monday song #48: fading to grey
lyrics for matt margolin. we played music together for many years. back then, he was one of my closest friends. and though we hadn’t seen much of each other this past decade, i always thought of him with great fondness.
monday song #30: the nice guy
lyrics thus ends the cycle “connect the dots.” i have loved “jesus christ superstar” since elementary school. after the crucifixion, there is a final number called “john 19:41.” i listened for years without ever inspecting what lay there, i assumed he got sucked up to heaven in a brilliant white light.
monday song #29: thanksgiving
lyrics number 29, the penultimate installment of “connect the dots.” mr. sullivan swims back to the day he lost his son. thanksgiving 1985. his dream weaves this discovery into his life-long distance, his remorse, and the note that spelled out his son’s despair.
monday song #27: the button
lyrics probably the most depressing song yet, but i’m sure i can top it. after two weeks of revery, mr. sullivan emerges back in his hospital room. things continue downhill.
monday song #22: a long long time
lyrics here’s the second installment of ‘connect the dots.’ after framing the protagonist’s delirium, we fly back through the years to a time of relative happiness. but unbeknownst to the narrator, all is not as well as he had hoped in his past. it is an escape for him into his childlike mind, but there […]
monday song #21: the night sky
lyrics number 21. as promised, the first in a song cycle of unspecified length. in the first installment we meet the central character in the last hours of his life. it’s something of a prologue to the stories that will follow: memories and reflections of a life now past. the door is wide open. though […]
monday song #19: high dive
lyrics number 19. not much to say about the number. but the song is a sad one. last week my mother asked why the last set of songs were so sad. i hadn’t noticed. they are monday songs after all. but I listened and thought, there isn’t the little pithy number to break up the […]