Saturday, October 17, 2015

Singalong! Possession by Sarah McLachlan

I talked to Sarah McLachlan once!  A couple of years ago I got to go to a ballet called Fumbling Towards Ecstasy that had been created from her music.  My friend, a blogger, asked me to take a photo with them together, and then I said something like, "is it a bit weird for you, sitting in the audience watching while your music is being performed?" and she said something like, "it's a nice break getting to sit and relax and not be the one on stage."  So we're pretty much best friends now.

I have always loved the song Possession, partially because it's just a beautiful song, but also because I like songs that have a meaning most people miss.  Most people think of this as a love song and maybe even sing it at their weddings, but it's really written from the perspective of a stalker who sent McLachlan creepy letters.


POSSESSION
by Sarah McLachlan

Listen as the wind blows from across the great divide
voices trapped in yearning, memories trapped in time
the night is my companion, and solitude my guide
would I spend forever here and not be satisfied?

and I would be the one
to hold you down
kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
and after, I'd wipe away the tears
just close your eyes dear

Through this world I've stumbled
so many times betrayed
trying to find an honest word to find
the truth enslaved
oh you speak to me in riddles
and you speak to me in rhymes
my body aches to breathe your breath
your words keep me alive

And I would be the one
to hold you down
kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
and after, I'd wipe away the tears
just close your eyes dear

Into this night I wander
it's morning that I dread
another day of knowing of
the path I fear to tread
oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
nothing stands between us here
and I won't be denied

and I would be the one
to hold you down
kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
and after, I'd wipe away the tears
just close your eyes...


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