I used to believe all the best songs were about lovers. I specifically remember bopping my head to Backstreet Boy songs (don't judge, you did it too), thinking, "damn, these guys get it... They get what it means to be in love".
I have always been a quote-person. I had a notebook in university I used to fill with song lyrics, quotes from movies and books, even sentences from conversations. Anything which struck a chord with me was likely to make it into my notebook. In high school I irritated my parents by scrawling song lyrics on my bedroom walls (obviously where my fine sense of interior design stems from, haha). My point being, these quotes were all about romantic love, the best kind of love there is.
Until it wasn't. Until I knew there was more to strive for. Until I met my little man. Until we lost him.
Now, all the songs I hear are about my baby. I hear the same songs, but the lyrics no longer speak of romantic love, they have taken on a secondary meaning. They describe my feelings, thoughts and love I have for Jack...
Here are some examples:
3 Doors Down: Here Without You
"I'm here without you baby,
but you're still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby,
and I dream about you all the time"
Adele: Someone Like You:
"Never mind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you, too.
Don't forget me, I bed,
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead""
Eva Cassidy's cover of "Fields of Gold"
"I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We'll walk in the fields of gold"
I know there are more I've forgotten to include... What about you, any song lyrics change after your loss?