Song #4: A song that makes me sad (addendum)

When I remembered this song I just knew I had to write about it — too significant to skip! Yes, there is, after all, one song that wrenches my heart — first, because it’s a truly beautiful, sad, haunting song; second, because it was sooo my song at one point in my life. Consequently I’m now hardly able to listen to it in its entirety because it just gets me into such a mournful mood.

The song is The Hill, by the unearthly, gifted Marketa Irglova (What. A. Voice.). It was used in Once, that amazing movie with one hell of a soundtrack. Only one of my favorite movies of all time.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

THE HILL

Walking up the hill tonight
when you have closed your eyes.
I wish I didn’t have to make
all those mistakes and be wise.
Please try to be patient
and know that I’m still learning.
I’m sorry that you have to see
the strength inside me burning.

But where are you my angel now?
Don’t you see me crying?
And I know that you can’t do it all
but you can’t say I’m not trying.
I’m on my knees in front of him
but he doesn’t seem to see me.
With all his troubles on his mind
he’s looking right through me.
And I’m letting myself down
satisfying you
And I wish that you could see
that I have my troubles too.

Looking at you sleeping
I’m with the man I know.
I’m sitting here weeping
while the hours pass so slow.
And I know that in the morning
I’ll have to let you go
and you’ll be just a man
once I used to know.
But for these past few days
someone I don’t recognize.
This isn’t all my fault.
when will you realize?

Looking at you leaving, I’m looking for a sign

Sigh.

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