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#360

I shouldn’t be posting this! I have so much travel posts to compose. It’s not the perfect set up. I wanted this post to be more than what it is right now. But it’s just that … I’ve really been itching to do a special post, or a collection post. I haven’t had one in a long while. Plus, it’s just neat that this post lands on 360. πŸ™‚

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The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath.

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And emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky
Never revealing their depth.

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Rocky Intertidal Zone

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Tell me that we belong together,
Dress it up with the trappings of love.

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I’ll be captivated,
I’ll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above.

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I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide.

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I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life.

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And rain falls angry on the tin roof
As we lie awake in my bed.
You’re my survival, you’re my living proof.
My love is alive and not dead.

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Tell me that we belong together.
Dress it up with the trappings of love.

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I’ll be captivated,
I’ll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above.

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And I’ve dropped out, I’ve burned up, I’ve fought my way back from the dead.
I’ve tuned in, turned on, remembered the things that you said.

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I’ll be your crying shoulder,
I’ll be love’s suicide.

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I’ll be better when I’m older,
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life.

Lines from the song “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.

I want to have a romantic post. I never really had one, except for maybe Patience. I considered so many songs for this. Of course, last year’s song anthem was a very strong contender, which is Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. I tried looking for cotton candy pop songs, to rap love songs, and some obscure songs like “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service/Iron and Wine. I ended with a very generic love song, but it is the perfect fit of what I was trying to do. This sappy song has been used as a wedding song. It is a love song, but it’s actually more of a break-up song.  It’s about being hopeful for a brighter future to a lover who’s no longer there (or around).

I know the post structure is similar to my other lyric post, The Scientist, but I beg to differ that it’s not.

It’s been raining, and that I can’t get out and explore Japan. But I signed up to 4 trips so I have some thing to look forward to. It’s been quite a adjustment for me here right now. Being in this kind of lifestyle where I reside from place to another, I would be so used by doing this. But it’s been rough. I know this is just a phase. I’ll be better in time. I have to keep doing my job. She has her own responsibilities too. And … I really miss my girl. I am very sad that we had to part ways. Life must go on. πŸ™‚

I actually have seen Edwin McCain performed back in 2010 in Italy.

I hope you enjoyed this Special Report.

For those of you who know this song… I bet you weren’t just reading the lines, you were singing it. HA! πŸ˜€

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16 replies »

  1. Rommel you said you shouldn’t be posting this but I’m so glad you did. I was completely choked up by the end of it. Every picture and every verse blended and flowed and it was all simply beautiful and very moving! Thank you!

    PS. Love the last picture of you two!

  2. Rommel, thanks for scratching “the itch” and choosing to craft this piece. It’s a beautiful share and tribute. And to couple your words and photos with both Sheeran and McCain, that’s simply icing on the post.

  3. Beautiful images placed with the perfect lyrics, Rommel. You’ve shared a very tender part of your personality that is nice to see here. πŸ™‚

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