Music Discussion: A Gift For Melody Anne by The Avett Brothers

I know, I know. I’m taking a serious chance posting a song for discussion on a Friday night, but I’m out of content right now and I love this song. So even if nobody cares to discuss it, I will smile when I come here and see it. I’m looking for a way to post the song, but in the meantime, go here, click the play button, then minimize the window. You should be able to listen to the entire song and still see the words at the same time.
So…anyone else a fan of the Avett Brothers?

A Gift for Melody Anne by The Avett Brothers
I want to get back
I want to get square
I want to get back on the hopes
and dreams that I have
that the good Lord above us can spare
Like that actor said
I don’t wanna lose heart
I don’t wanna get beat beat down
By the big big world
Or quit
Before I even start
Lord, I just want my life to be true
Yeah, and I just want my heart to be true
Yeah, and I just want my words to be true
I want my soul to feel brand new
I wanna hold hands
Yeah, and I wanna make love
And I wanna keep running all day
And all night even when my mind tells my body that’s enough
And I wanna stand up
Yeah, and I wanna stand tall
If I ever have a son, if I ever have a daughter
I don’t wanna tell ‘em that I didn’t give my all
And, I just want my life to be true
Yeah, and I just want my heart to be true
Yeah, and I just want my words to be true
I want my soul to feel brand brand new
Like a fresh coat of paint
We can make it anything but blue
Anything but blue
Now when your dreams start saying, I can’t come true
You’d be better off without me
Don’t let ‘em go
Don’t let ‘em go
I don’t wanna go broke
Not from one bad deal
I don’t wanna be up all night
Crying in my hands
For a girl that isn’t even real
Lord, I just want my life to be true
Yeah, and I just want my heart to be true
And, I just want my words to be true
Yeah, and I just want my song to be true
Yeah, and I just want my heart to be true
Yeah, and I just want my life to be true
Yeah, and I just want my words to be true
And, I just want my heart to be true
Yeah, and I just want my life to be true
And, I just want my song to be true
And, I just want my life to be true
I want my soul to feel brand new
I want my soul to feel brand new

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2 thoughts on “Music Discussion: A Gift For Melody Anne by The Avett Brothers

  1. Megan says:

    Well, I feel sorry for this post because it is lonely here with no comments. There is much I could say about the song, but I will quote the lines I like most:
    If I ever have a son, if I ever have a daughter
    I don’t wanna tell ‘em that I didn’t give my all
    And, I just want my life to be true
    Yeah, and I just want my heart to be true
    Yeah, and I just want my words to be true
    I want my soul to feel brand brand new

    We had new neighbors over for dinner last week and asked them to bring songs they liked for Craig’s live version of the music discussion project. This was the song I played and neither of them had heard it before. I think they appreciated it too, and particularly these lines. We may be coming from different view points on how to do this living thing, this parenting thing, but we can certainly agree that we want our lives to be true, our hearts to be true, our souls to be true. We want to be able to tell our kids we did everything we knew to do with and for them. We are giving it everything we have. We agree on that.
    Oh, this song. I love it so much. Does it not resonate with anyone else?

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  2. Megan says:

    Ahh, thanks for helping me not to feel so lonely here. And yep, I like blue as well, but I totally get what he’s saying with that line and love it.
    I’m just dying to paint the girls’ room right now – any color really (okay, lavendar), just to cover up all the smudge and pencil marks – fresh start. I get it.

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