Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Song Lyric Challenge

I decided to take the fun challenge posted by BB - Do The Shuffle. Here's my go at answering life's questions using song lyrics - hope you enjoy!

1. The song for the you that existed before you ever thought about your fertility:
Dixie Chicks - "Cowboy Take Me Away"
I said I wanna touch the earth, I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground, In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of blue bonnets,In a blanket made of stars
Oh it sounds good to me I said
Cowboy take me away,
Fly this girl as high as you can Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray, Closer to heaven above and Closer to you
I wanna walk and not run, I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon And not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one For miles and miles
Except for maybe you And your simple smile
Oh it sounds good to me

2. Would you really want to go back and be that person again?
U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
I have kissed honey lips, Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire, This burning desire
I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night, I was cold as a stone
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

3. The song for when you first started fertility treatments:
Garth Brooks - "Standing Outside The Fire"
We call them cool,Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go And risk the tables being turned
We call them fools, Who have to dance within the flame
Who chance the sorrow and the shame
That always comes with getting burned
But you've got to be tough when consumed by desire
'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside
the fire

4. What did infertility do to your sex life?
The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips.
And there's no tenderness like before in your fingertips.
You're trying hard not to show it, (baby).But baby, baby I know it...
You've lost that lovin' feeling,
Whoa, that lovin' feeling,You've lost that lovin' feeling,
Now it's gone...gone...gone...wooooooh.

5. What about superstitions and fertility rituals?
Unknown performer - "I Got Rhythm"
I got rhythm,
I got music,
I got my man
Who could ask for anything more?

6. How about "alternative" treatments (such as acupuncture, yoga...)?
Pride by U2."
In the name of love. What more in the name of love."

7. How do you feel about coming out of the IF closet?
Sarah McLachlan - " "
I'm so tired that i can't sleep
standing on the edge of something much too deep
it's funny how i feel so much yet cannot say a word
we are screaming inside oh we can't be heard

8. Your song for other people's baby showers:
James Taylor - "Shower the People"
Just shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

9. What about our scary friend hope?
Sara McLachlan - "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy"
All the fear has left me now, i'm not frightened anymore
it's my heart that pounds beneath my flesh
it's my mouth that pushes out this breath
and if i shed a tear i won't cage it, i won't fear love
and if i feel a rage i won't deny it, i won't fear love

10. And lastly, the theme song of your fertility journey:
Alanis Morrisette - "You Learn"
You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choose you learn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you learn

11. Extra Credit: How do you feel about the loss of a pregnancy?
Peter Gabriel - "I Grieve"
It was only one hour ago, It was all so different then
Nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did, This flesh and bone
It's just the way that we are tied in
But there's no one home I grieve... for you
You leave... Me

So hard to move on, Still loving what's gone Said life carries on...
The news that truly shocks is the empty, empty page
While the final rattle rocks its empty, empty cage...
And I can't handle this I grieve... For you
You leave... Me
Let it out and move on Missing what's gone
Said life carries on... I said life carries on and on... And on

12. Extra, Extra Credit: How do you feel about "trying again" after a loss?
Richard Thompson - "Wall Of Death"
Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
You can waste your time on the other rides
This is the nearest to being alive
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death

Note: If you've never heard of Richard Thompson you owe it to yourself to check him out, he is really pretty amazing - his site is available here: - best song is "Beeswing" in my humble opinion.


Baby Blues said...

I love U2, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morisette and Peter Gabriel. I like your choice of music. :-)

RTTguapa said...

cool selection!