The boy threw his guitar down and started beating his brow.
No matter how hard he tried he couldn't justify
all the wasted time spent inventing words and rhyme
as the stars and the planets and the clock did lapse

You see making up songs is for losers
I should build something she uses,
like a box or a bed or cupboards or shelves.
'cause songs are made of air,
they can't be any use to her.
Better off trying to catch falling aeroplanes

Yep.

Then girl said "Boy don't be so stupid,
boy don't be so daft, you're not even right by half.
And although you say your songs are fundamentally air
there's also thousands of vibrations that stimulate the ear
in such a way that whenever I hear them
they always make me smile.
They're just as tactile
as a box or a bed or cupboards or shelves.
So boy now stop your moping
your cursing and no hoping
and get back in the saddle."

While she was still speaking,
towards his fears reaching,
where lay his guitar?
His head was swimming in an alphabet soup
letters swirling, words formed in his heart.

He said, "I'm gonna build a song for us
with four verses and a chorus,
on real estate your words inspired.
And there we'll live rent free,
sleep on beds of melody
and leave the key change with the seasons."

And so that song he built was hers,
with a chorus and four verse,
and she woke to find him finally asleep.


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    General Commentit reminds me of why all songs are written... for someone out there that sombody had in mind
    Princess_Arabellaon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song ever in the world, it cheers me up and calms me down and i just love it to death. it reminds me of summer and everything in my life when my life is calm and controlled. i love sitting out in my hammock with friends round and singing along to it, it's the biggest lullaby song and i love it SO much!
    Macca_is_queenon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I would love if a guy wrote a song for me. MUCH better than a box or a bed or cupboards or shelves. :) So true what Princess Arabella said.
    beulahon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPoor Darren. As a songwriter, I know how tough it can be to feel inspired sometimes. He's at the end of his tether and this beautiful girl tells him that putting his emotions to music is not a waste of time or energy. How we all long to hear that.
    By the way, I think it's "the stars and the planets and the clocks did laps", as in, they went around in circles.
    viola has wingson March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like how he says yep, really sweet song
    Dressed2Depresson June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup, what a beautiful song.. Darren is such an amazing writer!
    i agree with everyones comments so far, (i wish someone had written this for me)
    I love the description of music:
    "And although you say your songs are fundamentally air
    there's also thousands of vibrations that stimulate the ear
    in such a way that whenever I hear them
    they always make me smile."
    my-apple-your-eyeon August 06, 2006   Link

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