My Own Moment of “You Had Me at Hello”


Have you ever fed a lover
With just your hands
Close your eyes
And trusted, just trusted
Have you ever thrown
A fist full of glitter in the air
Have you ever looked fear in the face
And said I just dont care

Its only half past the point of no return
The tip of the iceberg
The sun before the burn
The thunder before the lightning
And the breath before the phrase
Have you ever felt this way…

Have you ever hated yourself
For staring at the phone
Your whole life waiting on the ring
To prove youre not alone
Have you ever been touched so gently
You had to cry
Have you ever invited a stranger
To come inside

Its only half past the point of oblivion
The hourglass on the table
The walk before the run
The breath before the kiss
And the fear before the phrase
Have you ever felt this way…

la la la la la la la la

There you are, sitting in the garden
Clutching my coffee, callin me sugar
You called me sugar

Have you ever wished for an endless night
Lassoed the moon and the stars
And pulled that rope tight
Have you ever held your breath
And asked yourself
Will it ever get better
Than tonight, tonight……

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I remember clearly the moment when I first truly “listened” to this song.  I’ve heard the song before and thought it sounded beautiful, but never quite paid attention to the lyrics…until that night. I was in the car alone, driving home from the train station. It was after my late night at work, which means it would have been after 9 pm. This song came on and I had goosebumps.

The lyrics are so beautiful. I don’t know what Pink thought of when she sang this song, but I think it’s about hope, a longing feeling for connection and love, vulnerability, loneliness. I mean, how could you not be touched by this song when we all at some point have probably felt these feelings.

I’ll tell you what my favorite line is in the song, which I don’t even know why I like it so much. It’s, “Lassoed the moon and the stars”. It just sounds so…romantic and perfectly placed in the song. Couldn’t have been in a better place.

This song is so achingly beautiful it manages to always make me want to cry as I listen. The thing is, even when the tears managed to come out, I’m not even sure if it’s sad tears. It’s just tears, an expression of feeling.

So, I have stared at a phone before (or some kind of technological communication device, whatever name you want to call it nowadays). Have you?

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