The lyrics are so beautiful. The first verse says, "In every heart, there is a room. A sanctuary safe and strong. To heal the wounds, from lovers past. Until a new one comes along." The second verse says, "I spoke to you in cautious tones. You answered me with no pretense. And still I feel I said too much. My silence is my self defense." Then the first chorus says, "And overtime I've held a rose, it seemed I only felt the thorns. And So It Goes, And So It Goes, and so will you soon I suppose."
Then the third verse says, "But if my silence, made you leave. Then that would be my worst mistake. So I will share this room with you, and you can have this heart to break." Then there is a small musical interlude, and then the second chorus comes in with, "And this is why my eyes are closed, it's just as well for all I've seen. And So It Goes, And So It Goes, and you're the only one who knows." Then the fourth and final verse says, "So I will choose, to be with you. That's if the choice were mine to make. But you can make decisions too, and you can have this heart to break." Then there is another small musical interlude, and then the song ends with "And So It Goes, And So It Goes, and you're the only one who knows."
This song is such a beautiful song, with such a beautiful message. The message is that in every heart there is a place that we can go to heal ourselves from the wounds from lovers past, until a new love comes along. Then the singer spoke in cautious tones to to not say anything stupid, and she answered him with no pretenses, and yet the singer still feels he said too much, and that his silence throughout the conversation was his self-defense. He feels that every time he held a rose for a love, he only got the thorns, and got nothing, and that now his love will go away.
Then he says that if that previous self-defending silence is what made her leave him, then that would be his worst mistake. He wants to give that sacred room in his heart to her, and then its her heart to break. He then closes his eyes to protect himself from what has happened in his past. He also says that she is the only person that knows how he truly feels about her. He then says that he chooses to be with her, but the choice is not his to make, but he does't want her to pressured, and that she needs to make her own decisions. Then he repeats that she is the only one who knows the true him.
This song is literally my senior year in high school. I really loved this girl, (that of whom I still do), and I would talk to her, and I would be silent sometimes, and I always thought that silence drove her away from me to her eventual boyfriend. I always regret that, and I wish that I would have asked her out sooner. And all the lyrics combined tell the story, very eerily close to what actually happened in my life with her. I hope that one day I can share that sacred part of my heart with her, but I guess we will just have to wait and see.
This song is a continuation from two weeks ago's song, "Fire and Rain", by James Taylor, on this theme of my past, and still current love. Also I am so happy that this song is the first Billy Joel song on the blog. There is plenty more to come from the fellow Long Islander.
I hope you all enjoy the song, and hopefully you can relate it to your lives as well!
Did you like this song? Could you relate to it? Do you think that song is really beautiful like I do?
Quotes of the Day: "The way to love anything, is to realize that it may be lost." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Love is the wisdom of the fool, and the folly of the wise." - Samuel Johnson
"It is better to know some of the questions, than all of the answers." - James Thurber