100 DoRaM: Day 33 – Raping a song

I can’t believe it has been a month. What on earth? This is nuts!

Quickly, I wanted to thank you all for the love and support regarding my weird prompt phobia. It is a very bizarre thing indeed and I do need to work on finding out why I’m affected to the point of physical discomfort. Crazy. Thank you again for your thoughts and encouragement. I’m so weird. LOL.

I’ve been thinking about the last month. I’ve gone down the list of followers, new and old. I have so many worlds to visit yet. I know we all have lives outside of the blogosphere and it makes it difficult to read everything we want to read and write everything we want to write. I hope I can get to visit and get to know all of you better, though. Thank you all for spending time with me here. I love having you and I love that you don’t mind my crazy head too much. It’s been a great month so far.

Okay… now what did I want to do here?

One of my favorite things to do when I was in college was rape a song. It sounds horrible I know but it’s quite fun. I’ve done it a couple of times here already. Back then, it was something to keep my mind occupied when I became worried or nervous for whatever reason. Of course, music to the rescue. Then I’d mix in my thoughts. That’s all I had back then. Music and my thoughts. I guess it resonates with a lot of you and I’m glad we have that in common. It’s the best thing.

I remember how I used to always dig into my box of cassettes and would play a song at random. Back then I took the lyrics by playing, rewinding and stopping the song or from the inside of the cassette cover. Don’t you just love the way those had the lyrics already there for you. I loved it. I wrote them in a journal leaving room for my thoughts under each line. It took me places in my brain. I guess I lived in me, myself and I land on a constant loop. Funny. Maybe I was blogging before blogging. Wasn’t that called journaling back then? Pretty cool this blogosphere. Raping the song…

For this day I have chosen the amazing Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight. This song saved me so many times. I can’t explain to you the depths of despair from which it rescued me. The music, the drums… the ambient feel to the whole masterpiece… timeless. As you listen you know something big is coming and that’s  when Mr. Collins goes passionately at the percussion. You know the part. It’s a great song to listen to while driving as well. I love doing that. Let’s not forget Miami Vice. Man… I’m old. Umm… no I’m not. (*wink*)

Let’s do this! (my thoughts in bold)

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
I’m alone in the dark, lost in this journey.

And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I take hold of my heart waiting for the hand of God.

Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
I feel it, I smell it, I sense it in my bones, it’s coming.

Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
If I couldn’t save myself why would I ask you for help.

I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am
You’re dark, cold but I’m not afraid of you.

Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
I could see right through you but I couldn’t stop you.

So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been
Yeah? You have no idea who you’re dealing with!

It’s all been a pack of lies
I saw right through you!

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
It’s coming fast to end me.

Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I didn’t expect it to be so cold.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
You’re holding the weapon, I can feel your hate.

Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord
Go ahead… pull the trigger, you think I’m note capable?

Well I remember, I remember, don’t worry, how could I ever forget
I could tell what you were even before you spoke to me.

It’s the first time, the last time we ever met
Until you showed up inside me, punching me.

But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, oh no you don’t fool me
You’re thorny, deceitful, horrible creature!

Well the hurt doesn’t show, but the pain still grows
Wrenching from it in front of you while you laugh!

It’s no stranger to you and me
You’re no friend of mine! You’re a beast!

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Go ahead! Do it! I dare you!

Well been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
Let’s get this over with. What are you waiting for?

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
God can’t rescue me – just do it!

Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
The moment when you say you hate me for all of I’ve done to you!

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Go on… do it!

And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I’m ready to leave this wretched place. Do it!

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
Fucking do it now!

Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord
Pull the fucking trigger!

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
Stop looking in the mirror you wretch!

Well I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
To the head… now!

© Mel Gutiér 2017

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/philcollins/intheairtonight.html

Love y’all!

Thank you so much for reading and for listening.

28 thoughts on “100 DoRaM: Day 33 – Raping a song

  1. Pingback: 100 DoRaM: Day 82 – Side by Side Poem – Fiction in My Head

  2. Maria L

    Hey. I may not be around as much okay? Im sorting out some things. Don’t worry. Please don;t use the email you have of mine. I’ll be in touch. It may not even be that long. I just don’t know. I’m okay. Dont worry.
    Love you very much

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  3. Your lyrics are more dangerous and exciting, manic and real than poor Phil’s. That’s why I’m talking to you, and not him. I liked your control and bravado, like the other person is doomed merely by attempting to oppose you. This made my heart race! It was very intense. I loved it!

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  4. Maria L

    Giggle, giggle, giggle. ..
    Because…
    Cassettes with lyrics…Oh god nostalgic musical heaven
    Rape used kind of sexily. ..wrong but right
    This song. …atmospheric magic
    You… being silly and lovely.
    I may have missed some stuff…
    30 days. ..pfff. Easy peasy lemon squeezy

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      1. Maria L

        I obviously loved them! What the…I implied in my ‘rape ‘ bullet point that what you did was sexy in a very wrong and naughty way! 😈😂😊😂😙😍😍
        Inspiring. ..Phil would beep in his beeps….
        Better?

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