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Poetry Friday: I Heard Your Voice in a Dream

What an awful week it has been. As I write this, police are searching for the second suspect in the Boston bombing. It's hard to get away from the feeling of a world gone wrong.

So today for my song as poetry series, I wanted a piece of escapism where the video is as engaging as the words and music. This song from Smash is part of the "new" musical that they are creating on the show portraying the love of a regular guy and a girl on a path to stardom. The song is amazing, but I'm obsessed with this video because the dancers as obstacles is perfection.
Nothing comes easy when everyone's rushing
The signal's got speed but there's no real connection
I tried reaching out but it was just my reflection
'Til I heard your voice in a dream

So sing to me and I will forgive you
For taking my heart in the suitcase you packed
Sing to me like the lights didn't blind you
Like you blinded me when I heard your voice in a dream

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Irene Latham. Be safe, everyone. Be well.


tanita✿davis said...

What utterly beautiful lyrics.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I hadn't seen that before - it's haunting and amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Irene Latham said...

The signal's got speed but no real connection... oh my goodness, what truth lies in those words. Thank you for sharing!

Jone said...

A great choice for this week. Such truth. Thank you for sharing.

Little Willow said...

Congrats to writer Andrew McMahon!

Mary Lee said...

Amazing dance. Gorgeous music/lyrics. Thanks for continuing this series!

Anonymous said...

I am a huge Smash fan, but this song is special to me because it was written by Andrew McMahon, one of the greatest songwriters out there. So glad he is getting some recognition!

(This is on repeat on my iphone right now)