There are currently two albums that I am connecting with. Bad Blood by Bastille and Supermodel by Foster the People. I am sure future blogs will capture other songs from these albums, as I keep being drawn to them.

For tonight, I will focus on Poet by Bastille. I saw Bastille a couple of months ago, and it was truly one of the best shows I have ever seen. It was unreal.

Reading the lyrics to Poet, at first glance, it can be interpreted as a romantic love song. But for me, it’s a love song between mother and daughter. I have done just this – capturing my mom with words. My obsession with her death. Her hospital sheets. But I have written her down. And now she will last forever. Listen. Hear. Feel.

Poet

Obsession it takes control,
Obsession it eats me whole.
I can’t say the words out loud,
So in a rhyme I wrote you down.
Now you’ll live through the ages,
I can feel your pulse in the pages.

I have written you down
Now you will live forever
And all the world will read you
And you will live forever
In eyes not yet created
On tongues that are not born
I have written you down
Now you will live forever

Your body lies upon the sheet,
Of paper and words so sweet.
I can’t say the words,
so I wrote you into my verse.
Now you’ll live through the ages,
I can feel your pulse in the pages.

I have written you down
Now you will live forever
And all the world will read you,
And you will live forever
In eyes not yet created
On tongues that are not born
I have written you down
Now you will live forever

I have read her with these eyes,
I’ve read her with these eyes,
I have held her in these hands.

I have written you down,
Now you will live forever.
The virtues in the verse,
And you will live forever.

I have written you down
Now you will live forever
And all the world will read you
And you will live forever
In eyes not yet created
On tongues that are not born
I have written you down
Now you will live forever

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