Song #40: (Stay In Your) Embrace


"Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you."

[Jacques Prévert, poet/screenwriter]

As Mr. Prévert says, there is nothing quite like the closeness and intimacy found in lingering in timeless, affectionate embraces. Still, at some point you've gotta get up and get back to living. This song suggests the romantic notion that even though apart, you're still held in that person's embrace.

The lyrics this week were co-written by writer/actor/artist (and good friend) Benjamin Madrid, whose poem (Stay In Your Embrace) provided the inspiration - and many of the lines - for this song.

Musically this track is a throw-back to the 80's radio pop ballads that many of us grew up with (a la Genesis / Phil Collins / Peter Gabriel). It just might transport you back to 1986 if you're not careful...



Sometimes in your embrace

I leave my body and walk outside,

Peer in the window, watch us lying face to face

Faded lines remain where the tears have dried


I could take that scene anywhere

The room could change all over

the outside of it too

Another house, another city, it doesn't matter, there's you

The distances between are only lies


Let's get to dancing

We can't always lay around

But now that I know what I have found

I'll walk the wire and not look down

As long as I can still

Stay in your embrace


We can let the aging take it's toll

Watch my hair turn grey, I'll watch your skin turn old

Another time, another setting, it doesn't matter I'm told

When you're hanging on so tight you can't let go