Over the past week I've been re-reading Jane Eyre. And this afternoon as I worked, iTunes delivered up the song "Love is Blind" by my favourite Aussie boy band, Human Nature.
I like this song for its pretty piano accompaniment and lovely harmonies, but in the mood I'm in it seemed particularly poignant. Do you think the lyricist had been reading Jane Eyre when he/she wrote it?
Silent night, a lonely night
I didn't mean to wake you up
I was leaving anyway.
We never asked each other why,
We only made each other cry.
When the day becomes the night
And all that I have left inside
Is scattered on the wind
Didn't I give you all that love can bring?
Didn't I give you more than everything?
You know it hurts to end like this
When we've come so far.
Don't tell me love is blind
'Cause I know what I see
Tell me how you walk away when all you know is me?
And all that might have been,
And what we left behind...
Don't ever let a living person tell you love is blind.
Memories of summer days
Laughing like a little child
Lying in your arms
We would own the stars like days of old
We'd make a vow to have and hold
Now we see the empty stage
The actors gone, the empty page
The tears between the lines
Save me from these wild imaginings
Try to stop my heart remembering
Acting like there's someone else
When there's only me.
So tell me what to say
Tell me what to do
Tell me how to walk away when all I see is you.
Shadows on the wall
Pictures in your mind
Never let a living person tell you love is blind.