Cara-Rain

I’m not looking for the rest of your life
I just want another chance to live

Happy New Year!I am one of those guys who can’t write unless he is unhappy.  It’s a sweet little ache that I need to move these walls. I was trying to find ways to sustain this blog. It seems that inspiration has been going away from me these past few weeks. I remember the reason why I built this in the first place. The loneliness of being in a big city was getting too much. Music as well as connecting to people were the only things that mattered then…I think they still do.

But now I am feeling more and more alone in this.  Call it blogger’s block or whatever colorful term you can find out there. Writing sincerely needs time, energy and deep thinking. I have not been thinking deep in the past few weeks while updating this blog.  I was thinking of going into a hiatus…probably for a couple of months until I find the strength to write. What do you think? People take time off for a vacation leave right? I think I deserve one too.

I was feeling sad and then I remember a song. A friend sent this link. He told me the Celtic compilation CD was dropped into his bag as  a Christmas gift from our friend. We talked about it and how sweet it is to get a surprise like that. There’s this song from the band Cara called Rain. It’s taken from their album Long Distance Love. It’s a beautiful track that made me smile and made me sad at the same time. How true the sentiments in this song are…all of a sudden I feel amazed and slightly embarrassed that a lady with a sweet sounding voice was singing what I was feeling. Have you ever experienced that feeling when someone is singing something you wanted to express in words but could find the right way to say it? Rain is originally done by Patty Griffin.

Note from the band: Jeana(vocals, fiddle, piano) first heard the song Rain while she was watching a TV drama series called ‘Bones’. After searching online for the lyrics she discovered that this great song was written by singer/songwriter Patty Griffin. It has remained one of her favourites ever since.

Well, Jeana isn’t the only one who watches Bones. Been a fan of the show since it’s first aired.

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Rain

(P. Griffin)

It’s hard to listen to a hard hard heart
Beating close to mine
Pounding up against the stone and steel
Walls that I won’t climb
Sometimes a hurt is so deep deep deep
You think that you’re gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep weep weep
With all this rain falling down

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Its hard to know when to give up the fight
Two things you want will just never be right
Its never rained like it has to night before
Now I don’t wanna beg you baby
For something maybe you could never give
I’m not looking for the rest of your life
I just want another chance to live

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
Rain

Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m still alive underneath this shroud
Rain Rain Rain

Learn more about Cara through this site : http://www.cara-music.com/

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4 thoughts on “Cara-Rain

  1. Hey there. I for one, will be sorry to see you go. That said, I know how hard it is to keep a blog regular. I suck at it. My blog has been dry for 2-3 weeks. But I work in spurts. So I know I’ll be back with more interesting content. I hope you will too.

    OR I have another idea. Are you on Facebook? Email me. I have a celtmag writers guild. Maybe we can brainstorm together and help get your creative juices flowing again.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Don’t give up. We all feel much the same way this time of year. People need your unique perspective. You have the platform and the power to help and influence other people for good. Do it! Take on a new task, not only of entertaining the world, but being an influence for good. Wrap your arms around that thought!

    God bless. Find your inner power (which is really God power).

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  3. If you go on a hiatus you MUST write me once in a while! I feel like you’ve been gone forever already! 😦 Life seems to be bad or busy for everyone these days.

    I am in the middle a rough patch right now, and understand totally what you mean by writing better and more often when a person is down. I haven’t published anything yet, but things are jelling. Don’t be gone too long, though. I need my CMF fix friend!!

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