The song that inspired the following poem is Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles. She's a lyrical goddess and all of her songs are amazing. I know that doesn't seem statistically possible but its true lol.
I bellow out the words in front of a crowd,
every letter molded by desperate fear
of losing someone
I had never found.
There are a thousand faces in the hall right now
and yet my heart seems to set on you,
hoping that you will
notice the light in my eyes,
but scared that you will know the truth.
Because it has been a long time, darling,
of just hits and misses and stolen looks,
of me having my back turned
when you meant to put that blue necklace around my neck,
and you taking a flight among the clouds,
when I was just catching up
to your footprints on the ground.
But all the cards are on the table now
covered in a bright red paint,
written with the initials of a familiar name,
pleading and praying you can finally learn
that these were the words
I could never have sung
The light dims as my confession comes to an end,
and I wish to see you dashing to the stage with open arms.
But all I hear are the echoes of your empty claps
as you leave with her,
and I am left once again
This is where I write poems related to different songs that mean a lot to me. They can be interpretations of the songs, replies to the lyrics or just a general idea of what they made me feel. If you want to contribute to this issue, recommend me a song for the next time below. xx