The crowd, the anticipation, the opening is a growl of powerful chords. The deep sound rolls towards and over me, then silence in the backwash and finally a single melodic phrase on an overpowered guitar reaches out to me. Here it comes, it’s that song again carrying me forwards, that timeless time.
So much connection, I tense with anticipation – there’s a space I get taken to that is so full of possibilities – of what I might yet become. The rhythm and the energy are their own vocabulary and they reach into and lift me – effortlessly they carry me forwards.
“There’s hope in your eyes
I wanna love you but I get so blown away.”
The song is so open, leaving so much space for me. The gentle rocking embrace, I am clinging to something that keeps me afloat, cradling it. Chord after chord, and hanging in the air above all the details his so, so individual voice seems always to have been there – a light for me to follow.
“I am just a dreamer,
But you are just a dream.”
“Once I thought I saw you in
In a crowded hazy bar
Dancing in the light from star to star.”
Where are you? I leave so much space for you. Please come into my life, engulf me.
“I wanna love you but I get so blown away.”