The Changeling

The Changeling

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@wacha is running a challenge giving titles of horror movies as prompts.

She gave me “the Changeling”. I balked a little (a lot) at that as I never saw the movie and the word does not really roll off the tongue... I asked for something else .. so she gave me “the uncanny”.

Okay, I did not like that any better - so my only solution -rather than complain - was to use both in a song-

So i did! It is not a horror song - but it is a very scary place to be when you are in a committed relationship and things change in ways that leave you torn - wanting things to work but knowing that it won’t

Lyrics: 

Changeling

intense passion
rich and deep
you draw from me
before we sleep
with love so strong
and love so real
it takes
my breath
away...

it takes me...
takes me
away

C
you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
I never know what
your heart will bring

you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
yet I can’t break free
from these heartstrings

you’re a changeling
to whom I cling

V2
intense disdain
fierce and deep
you push me far
out of your reach
with rage so firm
and rage so sharp
it takes
my love
away...

it takes me...
takes me
away

C

you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
I never know what
your heart will bring

you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
yet I can’t break free
from these heartstrings

you’re a changeling
to whom I cling

B
I gave you each breath
and every part
of my life
I gave you my vows
and promised to
be your wife

but everything
has changed
oh my changeling...

C
you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
I never know what
your heart will bring

you’re a changeling
of uncanny things
yet I can’t break free
from these heartstrings

you’re a changeling
to whom I cling



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Comments

johnstaples's picture

This is really brilliant Liz! I just love how you took both prompts and came up with "a changeling of uncanny things"! Your words describe a very common situation because try as we might we change separately in addition to together! Really awesome lyrics here!!

dzd's picture

This is great! you got two tough ones and what a great line and chorus..... you're a changeling of uncanny things.... good luck singing that 3x's rinse and repeat Smile hahah

wacha's picture

See! You did a damn find job with this! You underestimated yourself. I really like what you did here lot, it's got a really cool eerie, uncertain feeling about it. I'd love to try to set some music to this for you.