Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Unexpected Song

I went to the movies this afternoon with my mother.  We saw Brave, which was adorable and fun.  Then, we saw Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, which was gory and fun.  Both movies were a thoroughly enjoyable way to shut off my brain and waste an afternoon in blissful, mindless relaxation.  Yay!

I am a bitter-ender.  I stay through all the credits, to the very last moment, when the screen goes dark.  Or, in the case of modern cinema, until the between-showings-of-the-film advertisements begin.

At the end of Abe, just as I was standing up to leave, the music started.  I wish I could have stayed longer.  It was a song I've never heard before, and which I cannot find online.

I was able to procure the lyrics here, however.  And I'm posting them to my blog because I like them, and would like to be able to find them again.  I only wish I could find the song.

I don’t want to love you like a man,
By being above you like a man,
I don’t want to hurt you like a man,
But that’s what I am.

Don’t want to cheat and lie like a man,
Hold it all inside like a man,
Hide you behind a veil like a man,
But that’s what I am.

I don’t want to, want to be like them,
Those other men.
Whatever came before me, well that was then,
I’ll be better than those other men. 

So I want you to cry like a woman,
Take me on a ride like a woman,
Use beauty as revenge like a woman does, 
with a man.

So don’t become my beautiful friend,
The one I don’t go home with
when the night ends. 

I don’t want to, want to be like them,
Those other men.
Whatever came before me, well that was then,
I’ll be better than those other men.