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Poetry Friday: Through by Jimmy Eat World

November 4th, 2016 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Through by Jimmy Eat World

Slow things down, baby, check your motives
You sleep at night and stand up straight
Keep in mind there's a big, big difference
Between letting go and running away

Look around
That's not me
Not one shred of who I'll be
You don't know know what I do
The one way getting out is through

- from the song Through by Jimmy Eat World from the album Integrity Blues



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Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: November 5th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)

What a great line: "The one way getting out is through." Thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 5th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)

That's my favorite line in the song.

Have you read A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb? There's a line in that book that I think of often - or, I should say, whenever the need arises. I noted it in my review:
http://slayground.livejournal.com/474793.html

Posted by: (lpsalas)
Posted at: November 5th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)

"there's a big, big difference/Between letting go and running away" is the part that resonates most with me. I've been reading around that topic lately and pondering it in my writing life. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 5th, 2016 11:01 pm (UTC)

I love that part. :) Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com (myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com)
Posted at: November 6th, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)

I'm always glad when I hear lyrics that (to my mind) qualify as poetry. It can be hard to find! The harmonies here are inspiring too.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 7th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)

I love a good story.
I love a good song.
I love good harmonies.
I love good song-stories.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: November 6th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)

The "one way getting out is through" reminds me of the Rodney Atkins song that says "If you're going through hell, keep on going, don't slow down, if you're scared don't show it..."

I sang that song lots in the last few weeks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 6th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)

Similar to the line from A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb: http://slayground.livejournal.com/474793.html

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