Song of the Day: I’ll Reach You – Delain

Well I haven’t done this in such a long time! I guess I’m slowly getting back to my old self once again.

Artist: Delain

Song: I’ll Reach You

I heard this song only a few days ago and ever since I heard it, it started to play with my emotions. The lyrics seemed to take me back to a point in my childhood when I was separated from a childhood friend. In fact in those days he was the only friend I had. Yes, I was quite the unloved little girl back then.

My brother had given him the name of Norman Bates, yes, it is the name of a fictional character from a horror movie. He had come all the way from Scotland and shifted into the opposite apartment building. We could never be separated and it seemed we were super glued together. I remember one image where my dad had taken me and my best friend for a drive in his new car and we just had fun being silly kids playing in the back seat.

The lyrics which creates such a reaction are these:

Here’s to you if you care to listen
Here’s to you, let me cross the distance

Even if you’re not here
I’ll reach you, I’ll reach you
Even though you’re away, I’m near
We’ll forgive and forget
I’ll reach you

The thing is we spent about one month together and in that time he had meant so much to me and I treasured our friendship so much. But he then had to go back to Scotland but, because I was at school, I couldn’t even say goodbye to him. He did leave me his toy tractor as a reminder of him. I cried for ages when he left. The thing is, after all these years he has never left my mind and once in a while a thought of him always appears in my mind. Sometimes questions appear in my mind like: Is he okay? Is he happy? What does he do in his spare time? Does he work in his dream job?

After all those questions, it relates to another set of lyrics which rings true:

Seven years and seven days you’ve been gone
Seven years of changing faith and opinion
Would you recognize me
If you walked beside me?
I would keep on waiting
It’s been to long

But what these lyrics say is quite true, would he recognise me if we walked past each other? Probably not. What if we have bumped into each other and not known it? That would be a funny game fate would have played with us.

If there is someone you miss, what song would you listen to that would remind you of that person?

Well anyway, enough of a trip down memory lane.

I hope you guys enjoy the tune! 🙂

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5 responses to “Song of the Day: I’ll Reach You – Delain

  1. It’s good to read your post again!
    I have been thinking about this idea, since yesterday was Lunar New Year and it’s usually a time when people send greetings and get back in touch with friends they haven’t talked to in a while. I have a lot of friends I’ve fallen out of contact with.

    • So on the 10th of feb was Lunar New Year? I hope it was a good new year! That sounds like a nice way to get back in touch with people we haven’t seen or spoken too in ages.

      I also have many friends that I’ve lost contact with, but some there are no way to find them again as you don’t know where they are.

  2. Pingback: Song of the Day: Delain, “Come Closer” | Truth, Love, and Ranting

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