When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Friday, August 3, 2007

...Out Of Myself And Into The Fire ...

This song was written and released by Susan Ashton in 1996, who I have listened to and rediscovered during my move. (It was made a cover by Garth Brooks some years later, but its' Susan's and she ROCKED it.)

It was when I was singing these lyrics to myself in the car for the past week that I realized how many people it makes me think of.

It makes me think of you.

So as a thanks for all of you that have come here to befriend, encourage, and care about me, I sang along with Susan and decided to put action where my mouth was.

I've talked and talked about it.

Now you can listen for yourself.

And even if it sounds horrible, it's still true.

You move me.

by Susan Ashton

This is how it seems to me,
Life is only therapy;
Real expensive
And
No guarantees.

So I lie here on the couch,
With my heart hanging out,
Frozen solid with fear
Like a rock in the ground.

But you move me.
You give me courage
I didn't know I had.
You move me.
I can't go with you
And
Stay where I am
So you move me.

Here is how love was to me;
I could look and not see.
Going through the emotions,
Not knowin' what they mean.

And it scared me so much
That I just wouldn't budge.
I might have stayed there forever
If not for your touch.

Oh ('cause) you move me,
Out of myself and into the fire.
You move me--
(Now I'm) burning with love
And with hope and desire
How you move me

You go whistling in the dark
Making light of it!
Making light of it!
And I follow with my heart,
Laughing all the way.

Oh 'cause you move me!
You get me dancing and you
make me sing.
You move me.
Now I'm taking delight
In every little thing
How you move me ...

Oh, you move me.
Oh.
You move me.
Oh, you move me.
Oh.
You move me.
Oh.

3 comments:

GrizzBabe said...

Nice song! I've never heard of Susan Ashton before, I don't think.

BTW, "Grizz" stands for my favorite NBA team. They suck, I know.

Alan said...

You could have told me they planted a flag on Mars, GrizzBabe! lol!

Susan Ashton is a contemporary Christian artist. Her heyday was in the 90's. At her MySpace page you can hear 4 of her songs. She has an amazing voice and I always found her lyrics to be smart and amazingly close to my own experiences.

GrizzBabe said...

Oh, I vaguely remember her. At least I remember seeing her album covers in the stores.