Good night, sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...
-William Shakespeare


It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
-Rose Kennedy

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Presto

Aunt Becky got me thinking about music today. One of my all time favorite bands is Rush. One of their songs rings in my head, I hear it in my head, I read the lyrics again today and this is what it said.

Presto:

If I could wave my magic wand...
I am made from the dust of the stars
And the oceans flow in my veins
Here I hide in the heart of the city
Like a stranger coming out of the rain

The evening plane rises up from the runway
Over constellations of light
I look down into a million houses
And wonder what you're doing tonight

If I could wave my magic wand
I'd make everything all right
I'm not one to believe in magic
But I sometimes have a second sight
I'm not one with a sense of proportion
When my heart still changes overnight

I had a dream of a winter garden
A midnight rendezvous
Silver, blue and frozen silence
What a fool I was for you

I had a dream of the open water
I was swimming away out to sea
So deep I could never touch bottom
What a fool I used to be

If I could wave my magic wand
I'd set everybody free
I'm not one to believe in magic
Though my memory has a second sight

I'm not one to go pointing my finger
When I radiate more heat than light
Don't ask me I'm just improvising
My illusion of careless flight

Can't you see My
temperature's rising
I radiate more heat than light
Don't ask me I'm
just sympathizing
My illusions a harmless flight

Can't you see My
temperature's rising
I radiate more heat than light

I wish I could wave my magic wand and set all of us free from this pain. Today for me it seems to be less harsh than it has been. Of course, it helps that the sun is shining and the temperature is warming up. I think of you all everyday, yes, I am the ooshy gooshy type, so don't gag on it! I hope this weekend you all have a decent one and that you can find a little bit of magic somewhere.

5 comments:

yummysushipajamas said...

Thank you for these beautiful songs...

Becky said...

*hugs*

CLC said...

glad to hear that you are having a better day.

c. said...

You're a sweetie, Amy. I love gushy...sort of ;o)

Antigone said...

Rush always had good lyrics.