I’m a bit of a space-cadet when it comes to song lyrics, but I’m always the first to admit that I don’t really listen to lyrics *that* closely. In fact, there are songs that I’ve listened to and loved for years – without knowing what the lyrics were ever about. Usually I just like the overall “sound” of the song without taking into consideration what it’s even about.
It’s probably only when I need to record a song that I’ll actively search for the lyrics, trying to understand what I’m about to sing about. Most times I’m pleasantly surprised, sometimes embarrassed I’d never realised what was going on this entire time!
This time, I was deeply moved.
Song Title: Walk On By
Original Artist: Dionne Warwick
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