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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/