More Than A Feeling

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I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away 

It’s more than a feeling 
(More than a feeling) 
When I hear that old song they used to play 
(More than a feeling) 
I begin dreaming 
(More than a feeling) 
‘Til I see Marianne walk away 
 I see my Marianne walkin’ away 

So many people have come and gone 
Their faces fade as the years go by 
 Yet I still recall as I wander on 
As clear as the sun in the summer sky 

It’s more than a feeling 
(More than a feeling) …

When I’m tired and thinking cold 
I hide in my music, forget the day 
And dream of a girl I used to know 
I closed my eyes and she slipped away 
She slipped away 

Here are some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. No matter how many times I hear it, I still feel the urge to turn it up and sing at the top of my lungs. Something about the words and melody make my eyes brim with tears; something about the guitar riffs makes me want to shake my head like a girl from an 80’s big hair video. The song is such a mixture of the melancholy ache of growing older and lost love – the lyrics take you there, but the music…the music picks you up and sends you soaring. Pull out your old Boston cassette, find More Than A Feeling, and turn it up really loud. I dare you not to sing along!

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