Another Lonely Day

I’ve talked a lot with other authors about what they listen to when they write. Some have play lists for specific books, other have sexy songs, while other’s say it’s distracting. I like music when I write, though I don’t have a set process. I do love music though, so I’m going to start a new segment on my blog where I post lyrics to my favorite songs called Words to Write By.

Here’s my first pick. I love all Ben Harper’s songs, but this one especially. When I hear it I can clearly feel the heartache of a person who’s given up on love. That empathy is easy to flip around into the joy of someone having found love. Here are the lyrics, if you’re interested, check out iTunes.

Another Lonely Day

Ben Harper

Yes indeed, I’m alone again.

And here comes emptiness crashing in.

It’s either love or hate,

I can’t find in between,

’cause I’ve been with witches and I’ve been with a queen.

It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.

So now it’s just another lonely day.

Further along we just may.

But for now it’s just another lonely day.

Wish there was something now I could say or do.

I can resist anything but the temptation from you.

But I’d rather walk alone than chase you around.

I’d rather fall myself than let you drag me on down.

It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.

And now it’s just another lonely day.

Further along we just may.

But for now, it’s just another lonely day.

Yesterday seems like a life ago,

’cause the one I love today, I hardly know,

You I held so close in my heart, Oh dear,

Grow further from me with every fallen tear.

It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.

So now it’s just another lonely day.

Further along we just may.

But for now it’s just another lonely day.

For now it’s just another lonely day.

For now it’s just another lonely day.

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One thought on “Another Lonely Day

  1. my best friend (who i haven’t seen in a YEAR) sent me a song recently that i love! i sums up our friendship and usually makes me cry.
    It is call “let it be me” by Ray LaMontagne. check it out. maybe it will be another one for you?

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