Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hero for the Day

Written as an assignment for my Coursera songwriting course. You can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/andreamandal/herofortheday-full-fade
Loop was provided with course materials. 

It's a rainy summer evening
And circumstance has brought us here
A forgotten tune is playing
You're keeping time
And the song, it fills my ears

The meaning's coming clearer
As you're slowly drawing nearer
You never thought we'd be here
But I know that you'll deliver

Can you be a hero for the day?
Can you feel the flood rush in your veins
Can't you feel it baby?
That you're driving me crazy?
You tripped into my arms
And you fell into my heart
This can't be real

You're the storm and you're the shelter
We're drenched and drowning in the rain
Thunder crash -- you hold me closer
Your body next to mine
And I lose myself again

You stumbled into me, then
We both fell in the deep end
Your eyes said stay with  me, and
Mine said "only for the weekend"

Can you be a hero for the day?
Can you feel the flood rush in your veins
Can't you feel it baby?
That you're driving me crazy?
You tripped into my arms
And you fell into my heart
This can't be real

When the storm has passed  (You're the storm and the shelter)
We'll go our separate ways (You're everything you need to be just when you need to be that)
The good things never last (The good things they take time but never ever last)
And what would they say, anyway ... ?

Can you be a hero -- just for today --
Feel the flood rush in your veins
Can't you feel it baby?
That you're driving me crazy?
You tripped into my arms
And you fell into my heart
This can't be ...