Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Nine Things

singlemaltsilk recently posted the "Ten Things Meme" where you list the ten things that you'd put in a letter to your younger self if you had the opportunity. I was noodling around on the guitar last night while daisy_knotwise was trying to get Katie to go to sleep and came up with this, Gretchen kindly heading off to read her e-mail again while I finished it up.

This does cover some of the same ground as Good Intentions, but in a much different way.

Lyrics and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2007

Nine Things

It’s one, two, three, over the mountain.
Four, five, six, well, there’s nothing we can’t fix.
Seven, eight, nine, everything will turn out fine
And I hope you will remind me in the end,
‘Cause you’re still my friend.

If you had a chance to do it over
And tell yourself nine things that you didn’t know before,
Build yourself a life that’s full of clover,
Would I still be coming through your door?
Nine things to change your life, nine to set you free,
Nine to make you happy, please let one of them be me.

If you sat right down and wrote yourself a letter
And dropped it in the post, special delivery through time
And told yourself nine things to make it better,
What message would you pen upon each line?
Nine things of sorrow, nine to break your heart,
Nine ways to tomorrow, and one to make a start.

Nine things to save a life, nine things in a whirl,
Nine to save a planet, and one to save my world.

If we found a way to simply change them,
The nine things that have hurt us most across all of our years,
If we could reach out and rearrange them,
Would we find we’re still the same without our tears?
Nine things once were broken, and nine things now are whole,
Nine messages now spoken, and one to save our soul.

(Chorus to coda)
And I hope you will remember in the end,
You’re still my friend.
You’re still my friend.
You’re still my friend.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings

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