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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You're a Stone




Love wants to bleed…
my head wants to lead.
I’m half of whole spillin’ my soul
into lovin’ you.

I walk talk prayers can’t answer.
I cry why but I’m not givin’ up.
You’re a stone…You’re a stone
You’re a stone crushin’ my heart.

Angels can’t form a choir
when truth walks with a liar.
My hands keep clutchin’ petals
waitin’ for dust to settle.

Take my tears from all the years
we’ve been bullet and gun,
words loaded ready to run
to arms that’ll never end our pain.

I walk talk prayers can’t answer.
I cry why, but I’m not givin’ up
You’re a stone…You’re a stone.
You’re a stone crushin’ my heart.

©Susie Clevenger 2018


Music always helps me find words. My version of lyrics.




17 comments :

gillena cox said...

Nice!!!

Much­čî╝love

Sherry Marr said...

Cool lyrics, Susie. Would make a great blues song.

willow_switches said...

I walk talk prayers can’t answer.

I'm really struck my these lines .... the force, the power - and of course, the repetition in this lyrics/poem. It really adds that depth. Sings from the soul, troubled and despairing, but still, there is a rallying here Susie - glad that you're finding ways to express the wealth of emotions and are sharing them with us.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Wow...I absolutely love this Susie! I love repeated lines and the flow of it like a song. I especially love the line "Angels can't form a choir when truth walks with a liar"

kaykuala said...

You’re a stone…You’re a stone.
You’re a stone crushin’ my heart.

Is this good or bad, Susie? Is it painful or is it a longing unfulfilled?

Hank

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Bravo! That would make a heck of a song.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so raw with emotion, Susie! Especially like; " Angels can’t form a choir when truth walks with a liar. My hands keep clutchin’ petals waitin’ for dust to settle."

Thotpurge said...

That's the only way to love I think.. spilling one's soul into it!

Fireblossom said...

Music helps me write, too. It's good to toss a lyric out there sometimes.

annell said...

It is a song for sure!

Margaret said...

So many great lines "Angels can’t form a choir
when truth walks with a liar.

This sounds like a folk or country song...

Robert Bourne said...

I agree... there is a wonderful song here...

Cressida de Nova said...

Great lyrics. I hope a stone is not crushing your heart.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Such bravery, in that speaker... to keep on trying even as her heart is being crushed. It's the different between living because we are allowed, and living no matter what.

Ellecee said...

Love your lyrics, the makings of the blues,,, :-)

ayala said...

Great lines! Lovely!

Sara McNulty said...

Excellent poem/song!

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