The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39617 Message #563169
Posted By: JohnInKansas
02-Oct-01 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: Help: Fallen in Love
Subject: RE: Help: Fallen in Love
I've always though that "Put Another Log on the Fire" was one of the most touching and tender songs I could sing for my fair one - not because of what it says, but because it tells both of us that "that ain't how it is with us (I hope). The "(I hope)" is the message.
Shortly after we met, we stumbled into a Karioke session at the pool hall, and sang together (unaccompanied - they didn't have the music) Tom Lehrer's "When You Are Old And Gray." It was a great "turn-on" for us both (but maybe the fact we were both already a little ragged around the edges helped).
Maybe what I'm trying to verbalize (I often don't know for sure) is that a song that says what he means to you is not as good as a song that expresses what you share?