Trying to figure out this life: I’m with you, Avril Lavigne

Every now and again I’ll find myself humming a tune — I’m usually humming a tune — somewhere in my subconscious, but, suddenly, I’ll become aware that I am, and I’ll know just as suddenly I need to figure out why…

Not that I can just right now but this brings up images from other people’s lives, people in my life and out of it, and on the fringe. Not my life; I’m really pretty OK.

Still… But… Hmmm…

I’m standin’ on the bridge
I’m waitin’ in the dark,
I thought that you’d be here, by now.
Theres nothing but the rain,
No footsteps on the ground,
I’m listening, but there’s no sound.

Isn’t anyone tryin’ to find me?
Won’t somebody come take me home.


What makes it even more interesting, I’ve always mentally sung the chorus as, “It’s a damn, cold lie”, not “It’s a damn cold night.”

<smile> Maybe it’s the name of the album, Let Go, that’s meant for me? lol Anyone else touched by this?

Sometimes, meaning lingers just out of reach. But it’s there, a beacon in the night. Something to seek. In that, there is always illumination.

In any case, it’s a damn fine song.

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  1. Melita Flynn says:

    Hey Peter, Yes i am totally moved by Avril Lavignes music… she helped me through many dark years.. I was caught in an abusive relationship for 12 years and her music was an outlet for me.. a place i could go and surrender myself.. when i read your post it took me back.. i used to play her first and second albums and the two songs that were my release were I’m with you
    “Isn’t anyone tryin’ to find me?
    Won’t somebody come take me home”
    and Nobodys Home (from the album under my skin)
    “She wants to go home, but nobody’s home.
    That’s where she lies, broken inside.
    With no place to go, no place to go, to dry her eyes.
    Broken inside”.
    I remember singing these words as loud as i could hoping that someone would hear me and “come take me home”. Wasnt for such a long time (well 12 years actually) that i realised that the only one that could take me home was myself!! I love the way that music can inspire you to change your journey in life… it has saved me!!

  2. Peter says:

    [smile] I thought this one might reach someone out there.

    Avril’s music surprises me from time to time. There’s often a depth to it that never comes across in her interviews.

    I think it won’t be too long before I start getting into my major muses: Bif Naked and Sheryl Crow. Oh my! The stories those two have played a role in. 🙂

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