Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lyric Break

This is going to be a short post today because I wanted to do something simple. Song lyrics you might have missed. This is a song from Brian Setzer's first solo album that has all-but-faded from public memory called "Breath of Life" which is, well, great. It really is a shame that the album is out of print, because songs like this, "Three Guys", "Barbed Wire Fence", and "Radiation Ranch" feature some really good lyrics.

These are a bit different from his usual songs about rockin', cars, and being cool (always fun topics), and is about something a bit more. So, I decided to post them for, hopefully, greater appreciation.

I'm not going to force my interpretation of it, I think it's fairly obvious what it's about, but they are well written lyrics and will probably leave you smiling for a while. Hopefully, long after you first read them. Next time, I'll try for a longer post but I think its nice to take a break like this every now and then.

So without further delay, here they are.


"Breath of Life"
By: Brian Setzer, Tommy Byrnes


You stepped in and dark tuned to light
I knew right there you were the breath of life
Just when I'd given up the fight
I knew right there you were the breath of life

Just when the morning had lost it's bitter bite
You never think your heart will butterfly
Ballerina, don't you dance your life away
Those years meant nothing until this cold December day

You stepped back to say goodnight
I knew right there you were the breath of life
We looked up at a blinding light
I knew right there you were the breath of life

I never thought that I could say those words again
I think you know the ones, I'm sure you know the ones
I've been hiding alone out in the night
On and on, like a dream that never ends
So come on out, don't say goodnight
Out of the shadows to the neon light
Meet you down where that Dixieland plays
Leave all your troubles, gonna dance them away

Drop my hands by my side, let the hours slip away
Don't say nothing, let the music play
Twenty years on down, when the time is right
I'll turn around and know you were the breath of life


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