With The Band

The Strokes live at Stubb's March 14th night b...

The Strokes live at Stubb’s March 14th night before SXSW. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She said that she was with the band
She seemed to think we’d understand
She said she lived just here backstage
She never slept and never aged

She said she’d found the fount of youth
The band was wise, the band was truth
She found herself in following them
And should she fail she’d just pretend

She found herself there with the band
Her choices careful, all pre-planned
And as they fell her soul would die
She didn’t dream she’d say goodbye

She’s just another music girl
Another number in this world
You’d hope someday she’d understand
She’s not herself, she’s with the band

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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12 Responses to With The Band

  1. Of course she’s not herself she’s with the band. I remember talking with young person backstage and when I told her my name she responded “I’m with the band,” as if that was identity enough.

  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Helen, I absolutely “love” this, I’ll repeat that. I really “love” this, Your words say so very much, one has to think on it for awhile for full comprehension. Beautifully written! A joy to read!

  3. Lovely piece Helen. I like that sense of identity that come s with being with the band, as if it is going to last forever, as being, makes you eternal, but does strip away who you might be. Great stuff Helen, another discussion around this one.

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