An Olympian Task

An Olympian Task

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Great prompt this week as usual: “OLYMPICS" - You don't have to use the word "Olympics" - any word can fit the bill: gold silver bronze, racing, fast, swift high strong speed. torch, race....You get the idea. Use as many or as few words as you want

Yesterday we saw the Anthony Bourdain film, a powerful piece with an ending that hit me pretty hard. So I drew on those feelings, as well as on the recent loss of my brother, and also some personal baggage, and used all that as the basis of my lyric.

Still in NYC - will record the tune and repost later in the week when I’m back home.

Lyrics: 

V1:
The wrinkle in your brow
The sun you won’t allow
To shine
Through your window

The distance in your eyes
With hidden untold lies
Remain unspoken
A silent innuendo

PRE:
I wish I could catch you
Most of all
Help you to pull through
Before the fall

CH:
You have An Olympian Task
Rejoin the human race
If you dare
Is it really An Olympian Task
Remove the mask and show your face
Prove you really care

V2:
You’ve got a brilliant act
And friends who will react
Pull their strings
Are they your stage

Then the let-down will appear
Without a single tear
You walk away
Back to your cage

PRE:
The truth is you’re lonely
A quiet pain
But you’re not the only
Standing out in the rain

CH:
You have An Olympian Task
Rejoin the human race
If you dare
Is it really An Olympian Task
Remove the mask and show your face
Prove you really care



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Comments

mike skliar's picture

heartfelt beautiful and accomplished lyric there!- love that very dylan-esque rhyme scheme where the last lines of each half of the verse rhyme as well. (and window/innuendo is a great one!) . More importantly, tho, some great emotional insights here and I'll have to hear what you do with this musically!

kahlo's picture

Well conceived and elegantly crafted powerful lyric. The concise bridge is really strong!

cola's picture

This hits hard. Recovering from grief certainly can be an Olympian task. I look forward to hearing when this is set to music!

Sunfire's picture

I love the approach to the skirmish theme. Well written as always. Look forward to hearing the music.

wacha's picture

Very powerful and heartfelt set of lyrics. This is a really nice take on the prompt, well done!