Thursday, October 16, 2008

If I Should Fall Behind

"Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true, but you and I know what this world can do..." but we don't have to let the world separate us or tear us apart... do we? Let's look closer at how we can stop ourselves from losing one another...

"We said we'd walk together, baby come what may..." we promised to be friends forever... "That come the twilight should we lose our way... if as we're walkin a hand should slip free..." I believe that "twilight" represents two things here: the dark hour... the bad times that could and would make our hands slip free... and the quiet times... sleepy times when we are not on guard... when other people and things can sneak in and steal our love leaving us concentrating and focusing on anything but the one that is slipping away. Will that promise still stand if my "hand should slip free?" If I wait for you... will you wait for me?

"We swore we'd travel darlin' side by side. We'd help each other stay in stride... But each lover's steps fall so differently..." I love that Stevie sings this line... as I feel that it moves the meaning deeper from a love between a man and a woman to a friendship that has nothing to do with sex/love... but a deep bond between two friends... two friends whose steps fall so differently... two friends who find love apart from each other yet they vow to remain close... even though they have separate lives. Two friends who will still travel side by side and help each other along the way.

This song is not for the lackadaisical lover or friend... the world is out there trying to score... it will tear you apart from the ones you love... it will come between close friends who are not strong willed enough to hold fast with a determination to remain friends. Yes, they say that friends come and go... but I do believe that a true friend will not walk away from you nor will they let the world tear your friendship apart... they will be there with you till the end... and you will be there for them as well... and even if you are busy... you will find a way to let them know that you are still here for them... and they will let you know that they are thinking of you and wishing you well. In today's world with email, instant messaging, cell phones and let's not forget Skype there are so many ways to keep in touch that there is only one reason for friends to lose each other along the way... and that is if they have not made or honored that vowed in their own hearts to remain vital to each other and to hold their relationship as precious and dear.

I'll wait for you and If I Should Fall Behind... please wait for me


1 comment:

andy in new west said...

Intrepid/canfor5 is a hopeless romantic. Gina is too,,for you;

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.