10) Somehow I found you

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I was sitting the park one day,
and I was listenin' to the sound
of 20 million people's thoughts
spinnin' round, and round,
and round, and round, and round,
and round, and round, and round,
and round.

I awoke with you on my chest;
the sun behind your head was blinding,
but here was relief!
In the shade, there is no losing or finding,
but somehow I found you,
you, you, you, you, you,
you, you, you.

You don't know me,
so you don't own me--
but if I don't know me,
then who don't know me?

I close my eyes and you're not there
my thoughts don't seem to be anywhere
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
I'm alone, I'm alone, I'm alone,
i'm alone, for once.

(For the first time!)

SOMEHOW I FOUND YOU - This is yet another love song written for that same person.  This one is about contradictory, paradoxical circular thinking and how it can be beneficial and harmful at the same time.  How can you "find" a loved one when you find that when you find them, the thing you've found could not only have been found a long time ago, but that it never needed to be found in the first place because it had never been lost?  And yet, there is this sense of finding--again, and again, and again.  I used to watch a lot of Jerry Springer when I stayed home "sick" from school, so I heard "You don't know me!" a whole lot.  That verse is an interesting word puzzle that doesn't make sense on one level and does on another.  On the first, it's just meaningless word play; on the second it's a circular paradox.  "I don't know me" prompts the question "Who don't know me?" which would mean that everyone knows me which would contradict the first part about you not knowing me and thus not owning me.  So do you own me or not?  Am I master of myself?  Where does love come from?  The "alone"-ness here is the same as in Alone Together, meaning that sometimes, through being with another person that you're very in love with, you can realize that all of the important, eternal, and infinite parts of that person are already inside of you, and considering that those make up an infinitely large percentage of who you really are, it makes sense to see ourselves as one, and thus, alone.  And even though this is who we really are and always have been, at the same time, it is eternally renewed in finding it again because time doesn't exist in the place where this realization takes place!  Every time you realize it, you realize that you've only ever realized it once.  Every time you've fallen in love, you realize that you've only ever fallen in love once.

Mark: Acoustic guitar, vocals, stomping
Recorded in: GarageBand
Microphone(s): SM57
When: Summer 2006
Where: I forget!

Somehow I Found You
File Size: 2919 kb
File Type: mp3
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