A study in song lyrics

One of the things my daughter has become very interested in is song lyrics. We have started listening to music together and looking up the lyrics so that we can discuss possible meanings.

One song that she has become very interested in lately is “Crash and Burn” by Savage Garden. I found it amusing as it is a song my husband as dedicated me on more than one occasion. I thought her take on it was very interesting. She applied it to how close we have become as a family. She said that listening to the song reminds her that her daddy and I are here for her and that no matter what she knows we will support her.

“Crash And Burn”

When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart
I know you feel like the walls are closing in on you
It’s hard to find relief and people can be so cold
When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can’t take anymore

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I’ll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone

When you feel all alone
And a loyal friend is hard to find
You’re caught in a one way street
With the monsters in your head
When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can’t face the day

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I’ll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone

‘Cause there has always been heartache and pain
And when it’s over you’ll breathe again
You’ll breath again

When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please
To tame your wild wild heart

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I’ll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone

Another song we were listening to, for the first time for Claire was Kenny Rogers “I am the Greatest”. I found it very interesting that the first time I heard the song I presumed the little boy would be upset for striking out not that he would be excited that he was a good pitcher and my daughter was thinking that the boy was an excellent pitcher throughout the whole song.

little boy in a base ball hat
stands in the feild
with his ball and bat

player of them all
puts his bat on his sholder
and tosses up his ball

and the ball goes up and the ball comes down
swings his bat all the way around
the world so still you can hear the sound
the baseball falls to the ground

now the little boy doesn’t say a word
picks up his ball he is undeterd
says i am the greatest there has ever been
and he grits his teeth
and he trys it again

and the ball goes up and the ball comes down
swings his bat all the way around
the world so still you can hear the sound
and the baseball falls to the ground

he makes no excuses
he shows no fear
he just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers

little boy he adjusts his hat
picks up his ball
stares at his bat

says i am the greatest the game is on the line
and he gives his all one last time

and the ball goes up the moon so bright
swings his bat with all his might
the world’s is still still it can be
and the baseball falls
and that’s strike three

now it’s supper time and his mama calls
little boy starts home
with his bat and ball

says i am the greatest that is a fact
but even i didn’t know
i could pitch like that

says i am the greatest that is understood
but even i didn’t know
i could pitch that good

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