Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Run, Cassie, Run

It has been way too busy at work lately, a situation that makes it really hard to get songs written, because all of that lovely creative energy is going into code bashing. (And there has been a lot of code to bash!)

Nevertheless, songs will manage to get past the great coding barrier. This one started out during Game 6 of the World Series (sort of), got a melody line, got a chorus, got words for the chorus somewhat later.

And stalled out. I'd figured out who the song was about, so it should have been possible to hook the verses up. It just wasn't happening.

Until I was sitting in the parking lot of the Home Depot this weekend with Katie and Julie, waiting for daisy_knotwise to come back from the errand she was running and frantically trying to find something on the radio that would pacify two little girls who did not want to be strapped into their car seats. (Radio Disney worked.)

And the first two lines of the verse arrived -- unrelated to what was on the radio -- and I realized that the problem was that I needed to understand who was actually singing the song.

And now I did.

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2011

Run, Cassie, Run

You told me I was crazy when I said that I love you
And when I look into your eyes, I know that might be true.
There’s something deep within them that could drive a man away,
But I’m the one who’s fool enough to stay.

Run, Cassie, run,
From the daylight through the night.
Run, Cassie, run.
Is it fear I see there in your eyes, or only second sight?
I’ll be waiting for you when you’re done
So run, Cassie, run.

You say we’ve got no future, that you’ve seen it clear as day
And if I should stay with you, we will end in a bad way.
You tell me that you’re never wrong, there’s nothing I can do,
But I’m the one to take a chance on you.

I trust that in the large things, all your visions will come true
For I’ve no lever, nor a place to stand
To change the course of destiny, except for me and you,
Holding free will tightly in my hand.

I believe that in your eyes are things I cannot see
And I can only hope that you’ll believe the same of me,
For I can see the future without knowing that it’s true
And I can wait for you to see it too.

(Chorus twice)

Run, Cassie, run.
Run, Cassie, run.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings

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