Friday, August 21, 2009

What is poetry to me...

I love song lyrics-they are the poetry of our time-sometimes amusing, often profound, frequently banal they run the gamut.

Stephen Sondheim writes incredible lyrics that stand on their own without the music-here is one such incredibly toucing lyric from his award winning show INTO THE WOODS:

No one here to guide you
Now you're on your own
Only me beside you
Still youre not alone
No one is alone
No one is alone

Sometimes people leave you
Half-way through the wood
Others may decieve you
You decide whats good
You decide alone
But no one is alone

People make mistakes
Father's, Mother's
People make mistakes
Holding to their own
Thinking they're alone

Honor their mistakes
Everybody makes
One another's terrible mistakes
Witches can be right
Giants can be good
You decide whats right
You decide whats good

Just remember
Someone is on your side
Someone else is not
While we're seeing our side
Maybe we forgot
They are not alone
Cause no one is alone

Hard to see the light now
Just don't let it go
Things will come out right now
We can make it so
Someone is on your side but...
No one is alone

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