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Poetry Friday Songs: "Little Talks"

In my continuing series of songs as poetry, I checked with TeenReader for some of her favorite hipster songs because she finds the best music. "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men is one we've been enjoying a lot recently. The video is super trippy too.
Little Talks

I don't like walking around this old and empty house.
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you, my dear.
The stairs creak as you sleep, it's keeping me awake.
It's the house telling you to close your eyes.
Some days I can't even trust myself.
It's killing me to see you this way.
'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back.
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks.
Soon it will be over and buried with our past.
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love.
Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right.
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear.
'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.

Pretty cool, right? Poetry Friday is hosted today at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.

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GatheringBooks said...

Now this is a pretty inspired idea. Songs are indeed poetry with rhythm. If I were to do something similar to this, I'd probably choose "Silent All these Years" by Tori Amos - pretty powerful stuff there too. :) Happy New Year!

Mary Lee said...

Love the poetry/music connection!

PragmaticMom said...

Love how you connect poetry with music. Kids will see song lyrics in a whole new light!