Song #8: Wild Abandon

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"The whole business of love is to drown in the sea."

[Rumi, 13th century Persian mystic & poet]

I'm starting to see how self-consciousness, fear and reservation are all enemies of love. Sometimes we frown upon people who live wide open and want them to "get themselves together" or to "listen to reason" - but passion can't be reasoned with. I know I've had those thoughts - and I'm starting to wonder if perhaps it's jealousy? This song tells the story of a woman who lives and loves to the fullest... refusing to play it safe... no holding back. I think we all want to be a little more like that.

LYRICS:

reason knows the way

yet she is always lost

reason runs away

but she can't get enough

she's drowning in this love

swallowed up by the sea

 

reason takes a break

she wants to go again

reason shies from pain

she takes it on the chin

she's drowning in this love

swallowed up by the sea

 

and naturally

she just wants to be

swept beneath, yes

reckless and free with

wild abandon, wild abandon

she is the shade and love is the tree

if she ain't free it's all for nothing

wild abandon, wild abandon

 

when reason calls out, "no"

she replies, "I must"

reason turns the nose

her passion is a musk

she's drowning in this love

swallowed up by the sea

 

and naturally

she just wants to be

swept beneath, yes

reckless and free with

wild abandon, wild abandon

she is the shade and love is the tree

if she ain't free it's all for nothing

wild abandon, wild abandon

 

and secretly

we all want to be

swept beneath, yes

reckless and free with

wild abandon, wild abandon

we are the shade and love is the tree

if we ain't free it's all for nothing

wild abandon, wild abandon

 

no holding back, no holding back