"Body Below" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
There's a story i could tell
When the cold wind starts to blow
Like a whisper in the night
From a friend that you know

It says "keep holding on
To my body below
Forsake me not,
Don't ever leave me alone"

There was a time when the sun
Gave it's life to the trees
And the air it smelled sweeter
For the honey and the bees

The ocean rolled salty
And wild and free
The fruit swelled and ripened
And burst with their seeds

But what starts with desire
Can turn into need
The chest gets all tight
Like it's got some disease

What burns in the fire
Just ends up as coals
What floats on the water
Can sink like a stone

Now i want to believe
Every word that you say
I want you to need me
To not go away

Have trust in the nighttime
And faith in the day
To walk on the water
Be never afraid

Can you bear it upon you?
My love has gone under
Above all the stars
Have forgotten to glow

But if you keep holding on to
My body below you
I'll warm you and keep you
From feeling alone

Warm you and keep you from feeling alone
Warm you and keep you from feeling alone
Warm you and keep you from feeling alone
Warm you and keep you from feeling alone
Warm you and keep you from feeling alone


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"Body Below" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song hits me pretty hard. I find that a lot of things that I really have trouble expressing, she gets across so deftly and effortlessly. I think that the cold wind of the second line refers to the narrator's lover's loss of sexual interest. Those words whispered, so to speak, the familiar voice, the insidious self-doubt, the desperate irrational loneliness. The next two verses, the sun gives it's love freely, and fills the world with light, feeding life, unselfishly. It's an appeal, of sorts, however unfair it may be. "what starts as desire can turn into need..." and when that desire is unrequited by a lover victim to the cold wind, so to speak, that tightchested pain. Then, the doubt, the smoldering, smokey miasma of self-consciousness.

    I really want to go line by line and praise her clarity, but I'd be doing it for hours.
    gbedlamon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe end of a relationship?
    waspiEon December 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentor at least a relationship that's on its way out
    dumbledore222on March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much
    chloroformon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh god yeah
    hab204on December 01, 2007   Link

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