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Poetry Friday: Some Nights

In the past, I've posted some videos on Poetry Friday with the belief that some of our best, new poems are coming in the form of lyrics. This is a song that I've wanted to highlight for a while, but I found the original video distracting instead of illuminating the words. While I'm only a casual watcher of Glee now - and just because I love some of the musical choices - this is one of my favorite performances on the show. In the Glee universe, it addresses my ongoing problem with the show that a show choir would focus on group, not solo, performances. But in Poetry Friday context, because the video keeps the focus on the words and the feelings behind them:
Well, some nights, I wish that this all would end
Cause I could use some friends for a change
And some nights, I'm scared you'll forget me again
Some nights, I always win, I always win...

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for, oh
What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
Most nights, I don't know



Do check out the original song by the group Fun, which is fuller than this version and has an intense vocal mix that you won't soon forget. Poetry Friday is hosted today at The Poem Farm.



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3 comments:

Melissa Fox said...

I LOVE that song. And the Glee version isn't bad, either.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

Another one to add to my stash of teaching songs as poetry. Thank you. I don't have enough of them.

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

That is the question..."What do I stand for?" Love this...thank you, Pam. Happy Poetry Sunday, and enjoy all of the music in your life this season! a.