April 14, 2011

Song Linkup- The Special Two


"And we will only need each other 
we'll bleed together
our hands will not be taught to hold another's
'cause we're the special two"

For my linkup with Goodnight Moon this week, playlist.com let me down. I found a video of the song on YouTube instead. (You can skip the first minute of introductions to get to the song.)

I absolutely love all of Missy Higgins's music- not just for her voice and piano driven songs, but because she has lyrics- real lyrics. I'm all for silly, bouncy songs as much as the next girl, but it's great when an artist writes something meaningful, something you can identify with. In my opinion, she doesn't get near the amount of airtime that she should, although she's very popular in Austrailia, where she's from.

This song is about the hope to repair a relationship- remembering how good it was, and being desperate for it to get back to that. It's about pain and regret and holding on to what you've got. I can identify with that.
(If you feel like digging deeper, check out her songs "Where I Stood", "Warm Whispers", and "They Weren't There"- a few of my favorites.)

Full lyrics: The Special Two by Missy Higgins

I have hardly been outside my room in days
'Cause I don't feel that I deserve the sunshine's rays
The darkness helped until the whiskey wore away
And it was then I realised that conscience never fades

When you're young you have this image of your life
That you'll be scrupulous and one day even make a wife
And you make boundaries you never dream to cross
And if you happen to you'll wake completely lost

But I will fight for you
Be sure that I will fight until we're the special two once again

And we will only need each other
We'll bleed together
Our hands will not be taught to hold another's
'Cause we're the special two

And we could only see each other
We'll breathe together
These arms will not be taught to need another's
'Cause we're the special two

I remember someone old once said to me
That lies will lock you up with truth
The only key
But I was comfortable and warm inside my shell
And couldn't see this place could soon become my hell

So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save face
Well I guess the answer is don't do it in the first place
I know I'm not deserving of your trust from you right now
Oh
But if by chance you change your mind you know I will not let you down
'Cause we were the special two and will be again

And we will only need each other
We'll bleed together
Our hands will not be taught to hold another's
'Cause we're the special two

And we could only see each other
We'll breathe together
These arms will not be taught to need another's
We're the special two

I'll step ouside my minds eyes for a minute
And I look over me like a doctor looking for disease
Or something that could ease the pain

But nothing cures the hurt you
You bring on by yourself just remembering
Just remembering how we were

And we would only need each other
We'd bleed together
Our hands will not be taught to hold another's
'Cause we're the special two

And we could only see each other
We'll breathe together
These arms will not be taught to need another's
'Cause we're the special two

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9 kind comments from you:

Mrs.B said...

Wow. What an amazing song, her voice, the lyrics.
I've never heard of her before, thanks for introducing me!
I really like this part,

So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save face
Well I guess the answer is don't do it in the first place
I know I'm not deserving of your trust from you right now
Oh
But if by chance you change your mind you know I will not let you down
'Cause we were the special two and will be again

Goodnight moon said...

Okay seriously....every week you are always outdoing yourself with your song choices! Another homerun with this one!!!!!

Thanks for linking up each and every week!

Kaylee said...

I love Missy Higgins!!! Hadn't heard this song yet, thanks for sharing!

Beka said...

oh. my.
i've never heard of this lady.
and i love this.
ahhh! thank you for sharing this, erika. ♥

Nicole Marie said...

So on my link-up post I wrote that I usually don't pay attention to lyrics. Well this is because most lyrics are not written by the artist, or they just lack... in everything. But wow, this is such a beautiful song. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her voice, and her lyrics were written perfectly.

Thank you for sharing. Amazing...

Mrs. H said...

I wish we would import more of our music from overseas...
This is quite stunning! I loved it!!!
And again, you TOTALLY amaze me :)

Ashley D. said...

I love Missy Higgins. "The Sound of White" is one of my all time favorite songs of hers and "Going North" is one of my newest favorites! She is amazing and her lyrics are, like you said, so real. I would love to see her in concert!

Thanks for sharing!

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

What a great song! I've never heard of her, but clearly I'm missing out. Thanks for sharing! Love the lyrics too.

Jenn said...

This is a beautiful song. I love the piano!

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