No Getting Over You

“I am shipwrecked in the night
I watched a girl with eyes like thin ice
Say “Dive into these pools of blue,”
But I tripped over you

I curse these cool whispering lights
I curse the things that keep me from you
Again my patience makes the climb
Will my tears buy me time?”

© James Grant, Walk The Last Mile from the album “Strange Kind Of Love“, 1988.

This was written in April 2014 and in a similar way to another song, is a story of three women in my life and how they have left their mark on it, in their own way, particularly when they left it. It took less than an hour to write from start to finish and was inspired (in its musical form at least) by an old James Grant/Love & Money composition called Walk The Last Mile.

It has gone on to be the inspiration behind two other written sets of lyrics; one that found its way into a finished song and another that is also listed on here (Doesnt Matter Now).

It is very personal; some have said maybe too much so, that others cannot relate to it because it does detail a specific storyline or narrative that only I know about.

I accept that viewpoint, but it is though, one of those stories that I have to tell, if for no other reason to get the story out of my own mind and into musical and lyrical form. While the verses are very specific, the chorus does contain a number of truisms that are universal to us all:

  • That if you do not make your dreams happen, the passage of time will see them stolen from you until there are none left,
  • That the passage of time does change your perspective on some songs and you see them through different eyes as they trigger different emotions,
  • And that if something is going to happen, there is only so much that you can do to influence an event; there are some things you cant fight, no matter how hard you try.

OK, so the last one is a personal viewpoint, but I think you’ll understand what I’m getting at. This track is almost finished and is proving to be somewhat tricky to complete, but completed it will be.

No Getting Over You.
Verse 1:
Your shoes were left by the door the day you went away
Your car keys on the kitchen table where there’ll only be one plate
And theres dust in the hallway where your coat used to be
Where you’d hang it up each day when you came back home to me

Bridge:
Now that you’re gone I’ve got to get on with living this life for you
But no one here is buying only half the love I could have given you

Pre Chorus:
Now the diamonds from your fingers hang around my neck
And your ashes on a mountainside leave a reminder of regret

Chorus:
Now all our old songs have no meaning
And time has stolen the dreams out of my eyes
You cant fight whats going to happen
And it would be foolish to
…
No I just dont see any getting over you

Verse 2:
I left the warmth of your bed one morning to face the rising sun
You said you wanted me to leave, it wouldnt work
and that we were done
Three times I asked you “are you sure”, and you said you were
And without a backward glance you turned and looked toward the stars

Bridge:
And now you’re gone, I’ve got to get on and live life without you
But no one here is buying only half the love I could have given you

Pre Chorus:
You fixed my broken wings and you set me free
And when later you said you’d made a mistake, I couldnt let it be

Chorus:

And now our old songs have no meaning
And time has stolen the dreams out of my eyes
You cant fight whats going to happen
And it would be foolish to
…
No I just dont see any getting over you.

Middle 8:
No, no more love today, if you please: I’ve got a heart thats been run off its feet
And my emotions are on their knees
Days alone sat in my car trying to pass the hours
Wondering which road to take, whether it was mine or if it was ours?

Verse 4:
This year you sent me a valentine I never thought I’d get from you
And I asked you to try and mend my shattered heart because you could
With nothing but stolen hours to show for it in all our lives
And my foolish heart had a dream that maybe this time could be for life

Bridge:
And now you’re gone, I’ve got to get on and live life without you
But no one here is buying only half the love I could have given you

Pre chorus:
But the wind blows hot and cold deep in the chambers of your soul
And it left me wondering if you’re the one to bring me home

Chorus:
And now our old songs have no meaning
And time has stolen the dreams out of my eyes
And you dont love me like I’ve always loved you
But you could if you wanted to….
No I just dont see any getting over you…

Now I just dont see any getting over you…

© Words & Music Steve McCarthy-Hunt, April 2014.

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