12/19/08

What's in a Name?

This, Internet, is one of my favorite songs. And it has been so for about fourteen years. I'd heard it before this, of course. It was simply a sad song that may or may not been about the ultimate ending for all of us. I have to say, even though Daniel is not the name of my friend, this is a post in remembrance of a dearly beloved and missed friend-for some reason,( these lyrics have always reminded me of him, despite the number of songs that carry his first name). It has been a long time, my friend, but I will always remember the way your eyes flashed, the dreams you had, and the way you carried a screaming "little sister" as you pretended to climb trees in her front yard. For some reason, even fourteen years later, this seems fitting.


Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen
Oh and he should know, he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

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