Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oh, Tragedy

On my recent road trip to California, I thought of my favorite *tragic love song and asked Eliza what hers was. She thought for several seconds before replying that it was "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked. We had a minor squeal/freak out fest because that is mine too! I love. Check out the lyrics below if you are not familiar.

Tell me yours!

*This is any sort of song that is more often than not about love, unrequited love, love lost, death......not inspirational or happy at all. Most girls have many of these songs emblazoned on their hearts and minds. Most of us love tragedy set to music. I am definitely one such girl.

Hands touch, eyes meet
Sudden silence, sudden heat
Hearts leap in a giddy whirl
He could be that boy
But I'm not that girl:

Don't dream too far
Don't lose sight of who you are
Don't remember that rush of joy
He could be that boy
I'm not that girl

Ev'ry so often we long to steal
To the land of what-might-have-been
But that doesn't soften the ache we feel
When reality sets back in

Blithe smile, lithe limb
She who's winsome, she wins him
Gold hair with a gentle curl
That's the girl he chose
And Heaven knows
I'm not that girl:

Don't wish, don't start
Wishing only wounds the heart
I wasn't born for the rose and the pearl
There's a girl I know
He loves her so
I'm not that girl


Eliza said...

Well I guess I can't leave a comment telling you my favorite tragedy song cause you already told everyone mine.

But I also love "You Are My Sunshine" did you know there are more verses that people don't sing?

"You told me once, dear, You really loved me. And no one else could come between. But now you've left me
And love another. You have shattered all my dreams; You are my sunshine...

You told me once, dear, You really loved me and no one else could come between. But now you've left me
And love another. You have shattered all my dreams; You are my sunshine..."

Rebecca A said...

Tie between Unbeautiful, by Lesley Roy, and Who Knew by Pink. Good stuff :)

rachel.a.rasmussen said...

Oh too many to remember - I had thought of a few on my Cali road trip (what is it about Cali road trips that make you think of those things?) but of course by now they are forgotten. Just know I sang them loud and dear. For sure one of them was Brandi Carlile "My Song" - do you know it!?

Lindsey said...

i love wicked!!!! I would have to agree with you and eliza on that song

Dani & Jake said...

So many to choose from... I am gonna have to go with "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles.. Good good song

rachel.a.rasmussen said...

Me again. "Can't Let Go" Landon Pigg. Ever hear it? You should!

KT said...

Remember, though...even after the tragic love song "I'm Not That Girl" she gets the guy ;)