"Notes Falling Slow" as written by and Michael Timmins....
My love swears that he is made of truth
I do believe him though I know he lies
I've caught him creeping 'round darkened holes
I've caught him staring at distant skies

I would have seen it coming but I'm blind with age
Too much time on the battle line
Shut it all out just let the notes fall slow

Slow

My love lives inside a haze of gloom
He fears today, what might come tomorrow
Seeks the shadow, shuns the light
Bleeds for knowledge, prepares for sorrow

I would have seen it coming but I'm blind with age
Too much time on the battle line
Shut it all out just let the note fall slow

Slow

This ain't no depression, just notes falling slow
An early snow and notes falling slow
Do I have the strength to bear their passion?
An early snow and notes falling slow


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    General CommentThe first two lines of this song are taken from Shakespeare's sonnet 138. I love that they could take a beautiful piece of literature and make it anew.


    Sonnet CXXXVIII

    When my love swears that she is made of truth
    I do believe her, though I know she lies,
    That she might think me some untutor'd youth,
    Unlearned in the world's false subtleties.
    Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
    Although she knows my days are past the best,
    Simply I credit her false speaking tongue:
    On both sides thus is simple truth suppress'd.
    But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
    And wherefore say not I that I am old?
    O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
    And age in love loves not to have years told:
    Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
    And in our faults by lies we flatter'd be.
    Jerilon February 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJeril, Thank you for that knowledge!

    Sly
    SLYcraftson January 30, 2008   Link

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