Thursday, March 25, 2010

trouble me


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Trouble Me
10,000 Maniacs, Blind Man's Zoo (Elektra Records - 1989)
Trouble

Trouble me, disturb me
With all your cares - and your worries
Trouble me
On the days when you feel spent

Why let your shoulders bend
Underneath this burden, when my
Back is sturdy and strong - trouble me

Speak to me, don't mislead me
The calm I feel means a storm is swelling
Speak to me, there's no telling
Where it starts or how it ends

Speak to me, why are you building
This thick brick wall - to defend me?
Speak to me, when your silence
Is my greatest fear?

Why let your shoulders bend
Underneath this burden, when my
Back is sturdy and strong - speak to me

Let me have a look
Inside these eyes while I'm learning
Let me, please don't hide them
Just because of tears
Let me send you off to sleep with a
"There, there now, stop your turning and tossing"
Let me, let me know where
The hurt is, and how to heal

(Bridge)
Spare
Spare me?
Don't spare me
Anything troubling

Trouble me, disturb me
With all your cares and your worries
Speak to me, and let our words build
A shelter from the storm
Let me, and lastly
Let me know what I can mend

There's more, honestly
Than my sweet friend, you can see
Trust is what I'm offering
If you trouble me

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6 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

I like the idea of combining your b&w photo and an appropriate song... Thanks,Mojo.

Carver said...

The song lyrics go so well with this poignant shot.

Daryl said...

Perfect combination

Fireblossom said...

I like TTM. My favorite song of theirs is "Happy Puppet."

Carmi said...

Oh, what a powerful shot.

Natalie Merchant would doubtless love this.

By the by, this photo took me back to a photographic moment I had a couple of years back. Our karmic paths cross yet again :)

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2008/04/caption-this-66.html

lisaschaos said...

Looks a wee bit scary out there.