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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Thinking of you when you’re gone

Has anyone here ever seen the show Leverage? A few days ago, my friend showed me a video where one of the characters named ‘Elliot’ actually sings on the show as part of a con.

It turns out that he is actually a songwriter, singer and musician too.

I really love this one track called ‘Thinking Of You’ and the lyrics and the music is stuck in my head. I had never listened to country music before but this just makes me love it, because his voice is just good and when music is good, you get goose bumps!

I was also listening to Avril lavigne ‘When You’re Gone’ and I thought there is a common theme between the two songs. Both songs seem to be about missing someone. One song talks about someone walking out on them and thinking of them whilst the other song is actually about  missing someone.

What do you think?

I’ve just realized what I did with the title of this post. I think it has a good ring to it 🙂