Thursday, April 26, 2007

Classically Martin: Vitamin Z - Burning Flame

This song is among my top favorites. So much so that I made a poet's faux pas over it. You see... I used to listen to the radio at night as I slept. Songs would take my dreams every which way they could. One night, I woke up from a dream and thought that I had a new poem in my head. At this point in my life, I wrote poetry constantly. This one, I called "Embers." I kept the poem in my portfolio through high school. Yes, it was the lyrics to the song "Burning Flame" minus the chorus. Essentially, I heard it while I slept or recalled the powerful lyrics during my slumber. So I'll always feel a close relationship to this song. The lyrics really are a perfect description of sandpaper being rubbed over the open wound that is a former relationship. If anything, this reinforces one of my life mottos: listening to depressing music will make you feel better because you know at least the songwriter (or song's main character) is worse off than you.

6 comments:

LoraLoo said...

I remember this song but don't think I ever saw the video. It's pretty good - I like the whole 90210 element. LOL That aside, you're right - the lyrics really are great.

BeckEye said...

I don't remember this song. Loraloo mentioned "90210" but it reminded me of that crappy show, "The Heights!"

An80sNut said...

At least The Heights had great theme song.

Ken said...

Yeah. Listening to music or TV as you are falling asleep can mess with you a little sometimes...

London2434 said...

i absolutely loved this song!! i think i may still have it on vinyl.

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