How Soon Is Now?

I have been known to form an attachment to a particular song based wholly on the music and without having any real knowledge of the lyrics and what  they mean.  Because of this I find that sometimes I sing along with the chorus of a song without realizing it and without knowing what the song is really  about.

Sometimes I think these things happen this way for a reason.  This song was used as the theme song for the old WB TV show Charmed and I used to sing along with it every week when Michelle made me watch with her.  It got into my soul and when I became a member of the iProduct cult, I did a search on iTunes to find an acceptable version of the song to load and it has lingered, insignificant, in my data chips ever since just waiting to be pertinent.  Given the events of my today, now seems to be that time.

The song came on my iPhone and I started bopping my head and tapping my feet to the tune.  When the chorus started, I sang along, “I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does…”  And for the first time, the lyrics cut through the haze and I really heard what I was singing.  I set my iPhone to repeat the song a few times so I could really absorb the whole song and not just the Chorus.  The lyrics felt all too familiar and in a weird way, comforting, as well.

Take a listen:

 

 

 

I am the son and the heir
of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does

I am the son and the heir
of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and the heir
of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does

There’s a club if you’d like to go
you could meet somebody who really loves you
so you go, and you stand on your own
and you leave on your own
and you go home, and you cry
and you want to die

When you say it’s gonna happen “now”
well, when exactly do you mean?
see I’ve already waited too long
and all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does

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