Sing me a Song

May 11, 2010
By DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend


Sing me a song of sorrow
Sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow is the life you left behind.

I sit at my window-
Staring at the sky.
Pretending I don't know
The reasons you left us behind.
I close my eyes and tell myself,
That the tears running down my face
Are tears of grief and sorrow
For only just your fate.

So,
Sing me a song of sorrow
Sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow
Is the life you left behind.

A pencil in hand
I'm writing the tale of our land.
Telling your story,
From beginning to the very end!
There are tears in the paper
And smears in the ink,
'Cause i have to tell myself,
I don't understand how you think.

So sing me me song of sorrow,
sing me a song of strife
Because all I'll know tomorrow is the life you left behind.

I wander aimlessly, a step behind the rest.
Staring blankly,
my heart's been laid to rest.
But the fire in thier eyes,
The passion they find in thier daily lives
Can never be denied,
It won't lay down and die.

So,
Sing me a song of sorrow,
Sing me a song of strife,
'Cause all I'll know tommorow,
Is the life you left behind.

So, sing me a song of laughter
Sing me a song of joy
Because all I'll know tomorrow,
is that I won't be left behind.


The author's comments:
I wrote this for a friend who told me he wanted to commit suicide. I only got to see him once a year, and for a very long time i never knew if he had survived or not. That's when this started. It morphed and became more and more personel over time- changing into more of a song of determination, a song of longing, a song of misery, and a song of continued hope. I hope that anyone who reads this can understand the hope hidden here.

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on Nov. 13 2012 at 2:05 pm
Killjoy_Parade GOLD, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"You got killed. *explody sounds* Chuncks of s*** flying outta you." - Gerard

Very beautiful song and I like that it has a story behind it. It is very touching

on Oct. 17 2012 at 5:59 pm
DemonAngel GOLD, Maricopa, Arizona
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You are either dead or alive.Your heart either pumps blood or life.Our hearts pump words love life and understanding.Into our sub-conscience body for we use the hands of that body to write. -Best friend :'( RIP

These words are very powerful and i do see the hidden hope I wish i would have had this a couple of years ago when i saw someone die right in front of my eyes.It made me think of him reading this Very movin Please keep writing!

on Jun. 6 2012 at 3:35 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 773 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

This was beautifully written and very touching! Great job! 

 

~Free :)(:


on Apr. 20 2012 at 7:35 am
Alvar-Knight SILVER, Harlingen, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
what is said flies,
what is written never dies.

i think this song really is good it got my attention. i wished i could write like this. i've seen many songs of sorrow and grief but nothing compare to this. it makes me see that comitting suicide will leave a mark in the hearts of my friends.

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on Nov. 8 2011 at 6:04 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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This is beautiful- so much emotion packed into one song. I wish I had this to show my friend when I was talking him out of suicide, I think he would've liked this. The twist at the end wrapped it up very nicely. Good job!

on Aug. 29 2011 at 8:35 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is so good! i love the emotion that you put into the poem and the fact that you dealt with your emotions by using them to create something as beautiful as this! Wonderful job.

on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:42 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

this is amazing, i have a friend in a similar position and tears were running down my face when i was reading it, its written so well, i think this is my favourite piece of yours. Its so emotional and powerful, the only thing i would say is the exclaimation mark in ''From beginning to the very end!'' it shifted the mood a bit when it would've been better left out but besides from that amazing poem :)

on Jul. 22 2011 at 10:35 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Beautiful...just beautiful.  You put so much emotion into it; you're an excellent lyric writer. :)

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on Jul. 22 2011 at 2:58 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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You are welcome :)))))

on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:01 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

Thank you so much!

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 7:58 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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It's really great and sad

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 7:58 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I think I almost cried because the 2nd and 4th stanza are that strong

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 7:56 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Almost made me cry at the beginning! The last two lines made me think of hope.

on May. 10 2011 at 7:36 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

IncorrectlyWired- thanks! I'm really glad you like it.

on May. 10 2011 at 4:55 pm
IncorrectlyWired GOLD, Milford, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." - Aristotle

Very nice flow and subject... I liked it. It didn't feel very hopeful, but there was a little bit of almost what I'd call determination. The emotion was obvious but not overbearing. Good job!

on Jul. 8 2010 at 6:21 pm
silver_moonlit10 PLATINUM, Ashburn, Virginia
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Nice little twist there at he end.




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