Only Sometimes

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 2009

MP3 play whole song, hi-fi (broadband)

Subtitled ‘When May can’t fight the seasons,’ this song is inspired by women accommodating the passages of time.

There’s a bitter taste when she breathes in
There’s a sourness when she exhales
It only happens sometimes
When a young girl tells of all her young admirers
When an older man reflects on what his kids became
When May comes up against it

There’s a hollowness when she breathes in
There’s an achiness when she exhales
It only happens sometimes
When a radio plays the soundtrack of a memory
When a tear she thought she cried before comes back again
When May is overtaken

Everyone must choose
Every life has pain
Every day brings something
Each night it could tear loose again
Anyone can lose
Anyone can gain
Each day has its reasons
Any night can fall like rain

There’s a shallowness when she breathes in
There’s a bottomlessness when she exhales
It only happens sometimes
When she stops the noise and tries to focus in again
When she finds a stopping point and feels the crush begin
When May can’t fight the seasons

Everyone must choose
Every life has pain
Every day brings something
Each night could tear it loose again
Anyone can lose
Anyone can gain
Each day has its reasons
Any night can fall like rain
It only happens sometimes.