Sappy Love Songs - My Lyrics

One of many album covers for my band, which doesn't actually exist
One of many album covers for my band, which doesn't actually exist

Introduction

In a previous hub I posted some of my sappy love poetry, the kind of mushy, corny romantic stuff that makes it look like I'm not a sarcastic cynic. I've also, in the past, posted about writing song lyrics. I first attempted to write song lyrics way back in 2004, which was also the first time I had steady access to the internet and a computer. It may surprise you to learn that my first sets of song lyrics were actually rap lyrics.

Yes that's right, my musical style of choice was once rap, though by 2004 I was also taking a liking to rock and especially to metal. My rap names were many and varied, but two of them can still be found in my email address to this day. Medacakathareal. Medac, because my lyrics were sick and “tha real” because unlike those fake posers talking about drugs and hot bitches I was going to be downplaying those things to make music with a positive message.

Needless to say the whole rap thing didn't last very long and most, if not all, evidence that it ever happened has been erased forever. I soon turned my attention to writing rock lyrics. In this hub I want to focus primarily on the love songs I've written throughout the nearly ten years I've been writing lyrics. Please note that due to my musical ineptitude there's no actual music for you to listen to here, just lyrics, the music remains in my head where, unless I grow the extra talent necessary, it will remain.

A side-note, for some reason copy and pasting the lyrics into a hub creates an extra space between lines in the songs, it makes them look shitty and sparse but I have yet to find a way to fix it.

Album cover for a fake album for a fake band I invented
Album cover for a fake album for a fake band I invented

First Love Song

I wrote my first love song around 2004 though the exact time of year is hazy I do recall that I came up with the lyrics on my way to school. It was a good twenty minute walk to the high school from where I lived and though I typically had a friend who would walk to school and back with me he was absent this day. This afforded me the time to let my mind wander and I began to come up with the song. The lyrics are fairly simple, but the song has a chorus and, at least in my head, sounds like an inoffensive pop-rock song:

Don’t Let Me Fall

Trying to see in the dark,

requires a light in your heart.

Don’t let me down while I’m here,

don’t let me fall.


Grab my hand, Grab my hand,

don’t let me go,

never leave me alone,

just grab my hand.


You’ve been there for me before,

you’ll always have an open door

At my place, come back, baby.

Oh please, don’t let me die like, die like this.

Alone without you,

I’m beginning to doubt you.

Don’t let me fall.


Grab my hand, Grab my hand,

don’t let me go,

never leave me alone,

just grab my hand.

Grab my hand, Grab my hand,

don’t let me go,

never leave me alone,

just grab my hand.


I miss the color of your eyes.

I’ve almost forgotten how to hold you tight.

Can’t you save me now? Or is it too late?

Can’t you break my fall? I need you.


This is the last chance I get.

And this is the last chance I’m taking.

Trying to find my world,

requires you, requires you girl.

Don’t let me fall. I miss you.


Grab my hand, Grab my hand,

don’t let me go,

never leave me alone,

just grab my hand.


Grab my hand, Grab my hand,

don’t let me go,

never leave me alone,

just grab my hand.

Don’t let me fall, I need you.

The melody I'd imagined was so strong and simple that I managed to get it stuck in my head all day and was able to write it out later. This marked the first time I'd ever written a love song, but it most certainly would not be the last.

Missing Half of Myself

It took a very long time to hit any kind of stride where writing lyrics was concerned, but by junior and senior year in high school I was really picking up the pace. That paved the way for better and more heartfelt lyrics about the actual high-school crushes I was going through, such as this gem.

More than a Piece of Me

I wish I could cover her weariness,

Steal away each stress filled breath.

Take away her crushing loneliness,

Until beauty’s all that’s left.


I wish I could be strong enough,

I wish I wasn’t so weak,

I couldn’t hold you up long enough

I wish I could set you free.


I’m missing more than a piece of me,

I’m missing a half,

If you knew I felt this way,

You’d turn your back you’d laugh.

I wish I could be strong enough,

To lift you up when you need to breathe.


I wish I could cover her weariness,

Steal away each stress filled breath.

Take away her crushing loneliness,

Until beauty’s all that’s left.


What was begun, must now be done.

I know I love, but I leave you alone.

I wish I had the courage,

To tell you you’re the one,

But I’m afraid of your lonely eyes,

I’m not strong enough,

Not Strong Enough… Not strong enough.


I wish I could cover her weariness,

Steal away each stress filled breath.

Take away her crushing loneliness,

Until beauty’s all that’s left.

I wish I could cover her weariness,

Steal away each stress filled breath.

Take away her crushing loneliness,

Until beauty’s all that’s left.


I step to you and clear my breath,

Will the words flow smooth?

I wish I could be strong enough,

To let my love flow soon.

And I wish I could be strong enough,

Wish I wasn’t so weak.

I wish I could be strong enough,

To lift you up when you need to breathe.

I’m missing more than a piece of me,

I’m missing a half… If I so much as flinch,

You’ll turn your back and you’d laugh.


I wish I could cover her weariness,

Steal away each stress filled breath.

Take away her crushing loneliness,

Until beauty’s all that’s left.

Missing more than a piece of me…

I’m missing more than a piece…

I’m missing you, I’m missing a half…



Imagery and Personification

By the time I was graduating high school my lyrics were becoming better and better, with more imagery. Here's one personify lovers as the sun and the moon, which, upon reexamination, is a pretty nerdy love song:

Unlocking Love

I am the sun and you are the moon.

But for tonight, just tonight, I orbit you.

Mind bending cosmos, unlocking love.

I’ve got the key so come close.


Lean into the stars.

Your gravity has got me by the throat.

Love hits like an asteroid.

Leaving craters on my heart.


I am the Earth,

But you are my world.

I’d throw it all away.

Deep space! nothing inside.

Floating! I need you to come nigh.


Lean into the stars.

Your gravity has got me by the throat.

Love hits like an asteroid.

Leaving these craters on my heart.


I hide in your atmosphere.

Keep me safe inside your ozone.

I’d die for the love of you.

I’m begging you to come close.

In this Closed universe,

We can exceed the speed of light.

Defeat the enemies,

So come closer to me tonight.


Lean into the stars…

Lean into the stars.

Your gravity has got me by the throat.

Love hits like an asteroid.

Leaving craters on my heart.


This holey lunar surface,

Come close tonight.

Hiding in your clouds,

The speed of light.

Burning like the sun,

Mind bending cosmos, unlocking love.


Lean into the stars.

Your gravity has got me by the throat.

Love hits like an asteroid.

Leaving craters on my heart.

Unlocking Love!


Sheesh, exceeding the speed of light? A closed universe? This is the kind of love song Lawrence Krauss would write, I think, although he might just wait for the love song to form from cosmic nothingness.

another fake album cover
another fake album cover

More Recently

Over the years I've written lot's of song lyrics, stretching in topics from politics, to religion, and obviously to love. I've even attempted 80s style rock ballads, not something easy to do when the song is just in your head.

In more recent times my love songs have, like most of my other song lyrics, begun to be more heavy-metal (death metal, metalcore, hardcore, and other subgenres) oriented. Here's one which focuses on the missed opportunities for love we all had in youth, many of which still remain fresh in our minds for years and years later. The Caps-locks is meant to denote what are called “Death Growls” or “Cookie Monster vocals” used primarily in metal.

Cycles

I MUST ADMIT YOU CAUGHT MY EYES

AND THROUGH THE DIZZINESS I CAUGHT A SMILE

NOT SURE IF IT WAS ON YOUR LIPS OR MINE

BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK TO YOU


IN THESE ENDLESS CIRCLES OF SPACE AND TIME

I TREAD THE SAME GROUND, I SEE THE SAME FACES

MY THOUGHTS COLLAPSE IN ON THEMSELVES

INFINITE CYCLES OF ARCHETYPES AND IMAGES


SPIRALING INWARD, DIPPED IN THE STARLIGHT OCEAN

GILDED WITH THE COSMIC DUST THAT BUILT US ALL

I SAW IN YOUR EYES, AS THE COASTER BROUGHT ME BY

BEFORE I LOST CONTACT, I THOUGHT I SAW A SMILE


SOMETIMES THE EMPTY ACTIONS CAN MEAN THE MOST

AND STARK SILENCE CAN FILL THE DEEPEST VOLUMES

BUT I PROMISE PASSION CAME TO THE TIP OF MY TONGUE

WHEN I SAW YOU THERE, WHEN WE BOTH WERE YOUNG


OH WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE, TO BRING THIS BACK AROUND

BUT I KNOW WHAT'S DONE IS DONE, AGAIN AND AGAIN

IN THESE ENDLESS CIRCLES OF SPACE AND TIME

I TREAD THE SAME GROUND, I SEE THE SAME FACES


MY THOUGHTS COLLAPSE IN ON THEMSELVES

INFINITE CYCLES OF ARCHETYPES AND IMAGES

TRUER WORDS HAVE NEVER BEEN LEFT UNSPOKEN

THAN THE ONES YOU LEFT HANGING IN YOUR HEART

WHEN WE SHARED OUR ONE SINGULAR MOMENT

WHEN I SAW YOU THERE, WHEN WE BOTH WERE YOUNG


I MUST ADMIT YOU CAUGHT MY EYES

AND THROUGH THE DIZZINESS I CAUGHT A SMILE

NOT SURE IF IT WAS ON YOUR LIPS OR MINE

BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK TO YOU


IN THESE ENDLESS CIRCLES OF SPACE AND TIME

I TREAD THE SAME GROUND, I SEE THE SAME FACES

MY THOUGHTS COLLAPSE IN ON THEMSELVES

INFINITE CYCLES OF ARCHETYPES AND IMAGES


REPITITION WAS BECOMING ALL I KNEW

UNRAVELING THE STRAND OF MY DESIRES

LEFT BEREFT OF ANYTHING TO LIVE FOR

I FOUND MYSELF A VICTIM OF SUDDEN FIRE


DROWNING IN THE GRAVITY, SHEER FORCE

BROKEN IN TWO, AND YET STILL A PRISONER

NOT SURE IF I WANT TO RELIVE THIS PLACE AND TIME

BUT IT REPLAYS, THE MEMORY CANNOT DIE


I MUST ADMIT YOU CAUGHT MY EYES

AND THROUGH THE DIZZINESS I CAUGHT A SMILE

NOT SURE IF IT WAS ON YOUR LIPS OR MINE

BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK TO YOU


Most recently of all I've had feelings about a certain girl who is already in a relationship and it spawned this song, which is mostly about my own social ineptitude and reluctance to admit those feelings even to myself.

Lock Up This Heart

I can't let you in, I've locked up this heart

To help me defend, myself from the dark

I'VE LET THIS LIGHT PENETRATE, THE SEAMS OF THIS DOOR

I THOUGHT I WAS SAFE HERE, BUT I CAN FEEL YOU


I can't live this down, I'm so lonely within!

Feel you pulling my strings, you're still dragging him!

I'VE LET MYSELF DREAM OF MY LIPS TOUCHING YOURS!

LET THE LIGHT OF YOURS EYES THROUGH THE HOLES IN THE DOOR!


I've shut out the light, tucked myself in

Searching for peace, out in the darkness

The door closing tight, locks clearly in place

But just beyond the threshold, I hear your voice

JUST BEYOND THE KEYHOLE I SEE YOUR FACE


Imagination is the bane of my complacence

As I watch you walk by me again

And think that if I only was a bit more courageous

I might be the one holding your hand


I can't bring you closer when I'm running away

From all the warmth that I feel, that you radiate

I'VE LET YOU KNOCK ONE TIME TOO MANY!

NOW I'VE LOST THE RESOLVE, I REACH FOR LOVE


I've shut out the light, tucked myself in

Searching for peace, out in the darkness

The door closing tight, locks clearly in place

Just beyond the keyhole I see your face


Imagination is the bane of my complacence

As I watch you walk by me again

And think that if I only was a bit more courageous

I might be the one holding your hand


I've locked all the doors, boarded the windows

Turned down the lights, and left my heart dead

But your crystalline eyes, and resonant beauty

Are chiming the bells, my heart beating again


BEATING AGAIN! BEATING AGAIN! BEATING AGAIN!


I've shut out the light, tucked myself in

Searching for peace, out in the darkness

The door closing tight, locks clearly in place

Just beyond the keyhole I see your face


Imagination is the bane of my complacence

As I watch you walk by me again

And think that if I only was a bit more courageous

I might be the one holding your hand

Conclusion

Over the years I've written a staggering amount of song lyrics, over 700 songs worth actually, most of it, I admit, is repetitions of the same ideas and themes. At this point my songs now outnumber my poems considerably but I thought I'd leave this hub off with my most recent poem, which is more a “loneliness” poem, and certainly not really a love poem, but I like it anyway. Thanks for reading,

Musings of a Man Missing his Muse

I've been collecting stories to tell

Torn from this twisted dream, put through hell

Fly on the wall at my own funeral

This world is fresh while reality grows old


Nothing makes me feel so alive

Than when I shut you in to keep you inside

Like a spark of inspiration, intrinsic ignition

Within is the hard head, logic and intuition


I'd do anything to run back in time

If the overcast would break for but a moment

In these breaths I think of you

And the losses we suffer in our fading youth


Fleeting glimpses of stars gone nova

Colors I cannot put names to

The ponderous maw of a cosmos open wide

Like the teeth of a great beast upon which we ride


Musings of a man with a terminal case of escapism

Creative thoughts unfocused, left idle and unloved

Stretched, as we all are, by forces of determinism

How do we escape the fate that we have caused?


Is it inward where there are answers, down deeper still?

In the shadows left inflated so our egos get their fill?

Is it external to the thinker, the only one we know exists,

is it out there amongst the starshine, in the emptiness?


Emptiness, it all rings hollow.

Except for me and for you,

Yet we are islands, left to ponder

What is real and what is true


Shimmering sights of stars turned to ashes

Images that bend the fragile mind.

The ponderous waves crashing on our shoreline

As we ride the tide of cosmic time.

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Comments 2 comments

Lybrah 3 years ago

And think that if I only was a bit more courageous

I might be the one holding your hand

I really like that. I really like your writing, even if I don't agree with anything you say. You have a real talent. Have you considered actually publishing a book?


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Titen-Sxull 3 years ago from back in the lab again Author

Thanks.

I've written two "novels" and did send one in to try to get it published. I eventually gave up on the idea. Turns out that without a literary agent to sell your writing for you it's extremely difficult to get published and only a handful of publishers accept manuscripts from folks who don't have an agent.

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