THEME





Breathe deep, breathe clear
Know that I’m here, know that I’m here
Waiting

Stay strong, stay go
You don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
Waiting

I’ll see you soon
I’ll see you soon

Sleep sound, sleep tight
Here in my mind, here in my mind
Waiting
Come close my dear
You don’t have to fear, you don’t have to fear
Waiting

I’ll see you soon
I’ll see you soon

How could a heart like yours
Ever love a heart like mine?
How could I live before?
How could I have been so blind?

You opened up my eyes
You opened up my eyes

Hold fast hope
All your love is all I’ve ever known




"The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them—words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for an understanding ear."
- Stephen King, Different Seasons



"I remember a huge tiredness coming over me, a kind of lethargy in the face of the tangled mess before me. It was like being given a maths problem when your brain’s exhausted, and you know there’s some far-off solution, but you can’t work up the energy to give it a go. Something in me just gave up."
- Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go



Meet me there
With bundles of flowers
We’ll wade through the hours
Of cold, winter
She’ll howl at the walls
Tearing down doors
Of time, shelter, as we go

And promise me this,
You’ll wait for me only
Scared of the lonely arms
That surface, far below these birds

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll come home

Who am I, darling to you?
Who am I to tell you stories of mine?
Who am I, darling for you?
Who am I to be your burden in time? Lonely.
Who am I to you?
Who am I, darling for you?
Who am I to be your burden?
Who am I, darling to you?
Who am I?

I come alone here
I come alone here




"You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep. Especially to children. Because they hold on to them, you see? Those promises just sit there, inside them. Like little doses of poison. All those promises eating away, forever."



I feel the autumn breeze, it steals ‘cross my pillow
As soft as a will-o’-the-wisp and in its song
There is sadness because there’s no you

The lonely autumn trees, how softly they’re sighing
For summer is dying, they know that in my heart
There’s no gladness because there’s no you




I find shelter in this way
Under cover, hide away
Can you hear when I say
I have never felt this way

Maybe I had said something that was wrong
Can I make it better with the lights turned on
Maybe I had said something that was wrong
Can I make it better with the lights turned on

Can I be, was I there
Felt so crystal in the air
I still want to drown whenever you leave
Please teach me gently how to breathe

And I’ll cross oceans like never before
So you can feel the way I feel too
And I’ll send images back at you
So you can see the way I feel it too




"The story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the Surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame."
- Atonement (2007)



"I go through phases. Some days I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then some days, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me."



"You are the gull, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone."
- Lousia May Alcott, Little Women



"From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended."
- Ian McEwan, Atonement






Caught in the riptide
I was searching for the truth
There was a reason
I collided into you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Nobody knows why
Nobody knows how and
This feeling begins just like a spark
Tossing and turning inside of your heart
Exploding in the dark

Oh inside me
I find my way
Back to you
Back to you

Two words
In your hands
In your heart
It’s whole universe

You are always here with me




"I can’t sleep and the rain is determined not to quit soliloquising about you all night.
I can’t help but overhear, my dear."
- Franz Kafka



Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
'Cause you don't love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything’s the same as it was
I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye