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24 January 2009 @ 09:44 am
Waiting for the Miracle  
Baby, I've been waiting,
I've been waiting
Night and day
I didn't see the time,
I waited half my life away
There were lots of invitations
And I know you sent me some,
But I was waiting
For the miracle,
For the miracle to come

I know you really loved me
but, you see,
my hands were tied
I know it must have hurt you,
it must have hurt your pride
to have to stand
beneath my window
with your bugle
and your drum,
and me I'm up there waiting
for the miracle,
for the miracle to come

Ah I don't believe you'd like it,
You wouldn't like it here
There ain't no entertainment
and the judgements are severe
The Maestro says it's Mozart
but it sounds like bubble gum
when you're waiting
for the miracle,
for the miracle to come

Waiting for the miracle
There's nothing left to do
I haven't been this happy
since the end of World War II

Nothing left to do
when you know
that you've been taken
Nothing left to do
when you're begging for a crumb
Nothing left to do
when you've got to go on waiting
waiting for the miracle to come

I dreamed about you, baby
It was just the other night
Most of you was naked
Ah but some of you was light
The sands of time were falling
from your fingers and your thumb,
and you were waiting
for the miracle,
for the miracle to come

Ah baby, let's get married,
We've been alone too long
Let's be alone together
Let's see if we're that strong
Yeah let's do something crazy,
Something absolutely wrong
While we're waiting
For the miracle,
for the miracle to come

Nothing left to do ...

When you've fallen
on the highway
and you're lying
in the rain,
and they ask you
how you're doing
of course you'll say
you can't complain --
If you're squeezed
for information,
that's when you've got to
play it dumb:
You just say
you're out there waiting
for the miracle,
for the miracle to come

If these words resonate with you,
are you standing by the window
or playing your bugle and your drum?
are you lying on the highway?
are you settling for the crumb?
are you too jaded to hear mozart?
or can you still love bubble gum?
Current Music: "Waiting for the Miracle" - Leonard Cohen
ciroccocirocco on January 24th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Give me
A Leonard Cohen

So I
Can sigh

--Nirvana, "Pennyroyal Tea"
Angerieangerie on January 27th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I keep thinking of this song since you sent it.

I'm falling away from the most fundamental axioms of objectivism, that reality is reality and our job is only to view and review it accurately. Because I do my best to remain accurate and I try to make sure my passions are within the lines, but it's nearly impossible to see who you are and what you're doing - and who they are, what they're doing - when you're in your room... when you're begging for a crumb.

The entire song resonates with me. And in this very moment, it feels like there's nothing I can do about it - and that doesn't feel like an excuse. But in an hour, it might be, and I might bite my lip and diagram my sentences and stay between the lines...