Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Never


I'm only a woman
Of flesh and bone
And I wept much
We all do
I thought I might die alone
But I had never
never never never never never
never
never never never
never
met you
So baby be good to me
I've got nothing to give you, you see
except everything, everything, everything, everything
All the good
And the bad
Cause I've been bad
I've lied, cheated, stolen, and been ungrateful for what I had
And I'm afraid habits rule my waking life
I'm scared
And I'm running in my sleep
For you
But all of the oceans and rivers and showers will wash it all away
And make me clean
For you
Cause I had never
never never never never never
never
never never never never
never never never
never
met you

So let's take a loan out
Put it down on a house
In a place we've never lived
in a place that exists
In the pages of scripts and
the songs that they sing
And all the beautiful things
That make people weep but
Don't have to make you weak

Cause I never
never
never never never never never never
never
never never never never never
never
never never never never never never
never
never never never never 
never
loved somebody
The way I've loved you.
<3

When I first heard this song I thought about how beautiful it was and how much I wanted to feel that way for someone, but thought I most likely would not. 

After meeting and falling in love with David, and after forgetting about how this song made me feel when I first heard it, I happened to listen to it one night and realized that I felt exactly the way Jenny Lewis describes feeling in this gorgeous song. 

I had even planned to surprise David at our wedding reception by having my dear friend (and bridesmaid), Deb, sing it. Her incredible voice is perfect for it (and don't tell Jenny this, but Deb would put her to shame), but for reasons such as time and stress, it never happened. I'm still bummed about it every time I listen to the song, but it will always hold a special place in my heart because when I hear it, I think of my love and how he changed me in ways I never thought could be altered.
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