Catching up on my DVR tonight I saw this performance on The Voice and I was blown away! This is everything.
The artists performed with such passion and conviction – but, of course, this song is fabulous to begin with so they had a great canvas from which to work from.
The lyrics just slay me. When I read novels I like to read about how people deal with human conflict – love, loss, mourning, elation, etc. That’s generally what I write about as well, either here or in my poetry. It’s fascinating to me how people react and handle their life events. The amazing thing about this song is the story that is told in just a few lines:
Baby, I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time,
And maybe I’m afraid of the way I love you.
Maybe I’m amazed at the way you pulled me out of time,
You hung me on the line.
Maybe I’m amazed at the way I really need you.
Baby, I’m a man, maybe I’m a lonely man
Who’s in the middle of something
That he doesn’t really understand.
Baby, I’m a man,
And maybe you’re the only woman who could ever help me.
Baby, won’t you help me to understand?
He loves her, appreciates her, but he’s scared. Nothing new in that, except he admits what he can’t do; he lays his soul bare, opens his heart and says “help me, you’re the only one who can.”
Passionate, communicative and admits when he needs help? Swoon.
Enjoy, my friends.