"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