Friday, January 07, 2011

Poetry Friday: Something So Right

I've been writing poems this week but I almost forgot Poetry Friday! I've got nothing profound this week. I'm back at school, but I've been sick half the week, and so have been doing the minimum. My mind is focused on the big anniversary coming up next week but I can't really think about that today, because there's too much else to do. So here are some lyrics from Paul Simon. This song reminds me that there is much in my life that is so right. Even in the middle of all the confusion and pain of Haiti, one year after the earthquake, so much is right and I am grateful.


Something So Right
by Paul Simon

You've got the cool water
When the fever runs high
You've got the look of lovelight in your eyes
And I was in crazy motion
'til you calmed me down
It took a little time
But you calmed me down

When something goes wrong
I'm the first to admit it
I'm the first to admit it
And the last one to know

When something goes right
Well it's likely to lose me, mm
It's apt to confuse me
It's such an unusual sight
Oh, I can't, I can't get used to something so right
Something so right

They've got a wall in China
It's a thousand miles long
To keep out the foreigners they made it strong
And I've got a wall around me
That you can't even see
It took a little time
To get next to me

When something goes wrong
I'm the first to admit it
I'm the first to admit it
And the last one to know
when something goes right
Well it's likely to lose me, mm
It's apt to confuse me
because it's such an unusual sight
Oh, I swear, I can't get used to something so right
Something so right

Some people never say the words "I love you"
It's not their style
to be so bold
Some people never say those words "I love you"
But like a child they're longing to be told, mm

When something goes wrong
I'm the first to admit it
I'm the first to admit it
And the last one to know
when something goes right
Well it's likely to lose me, mm
It's apt to confuse me
because it's such an unusual sight
I swear, I can't, I can't get used to something so right
Something so right

hmmmmm, ooohhhhh,
Something so right





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4 comments:

Irene Latham said...

I love when people recognize song lyrics as poetry. Thanks!

jama said...

A genius songwriter. Thanks for featuring Paul Simon today, Ruth.

Anonymous said...

My favorite verse in that song is the one beginning with "They've got a wall in China..." - it vibrates in rhythm with my heart-cries.

Hope you are feeling better!
Margie

Andy Bowen said...

Very nice.