Archive for April 13th, 2007

When She Loved Me

Friday, April 13th, 2007

A week ago we borrowed Toy Story 2 from my friend Anna. Lilah subsequently watched it nearly everyday. There’s a scene where the girl doll, Jane I think, recounts her experience of being with her owner. It’s done to the song “When Somebody Loved me” sung my Sarah McLachlan.
Whenever this scene came on I always sat and listened to the music. I thought how sad it was to love someone so much and to have them change, change to where they no longer needed you.
Well lets go to today. Lilah was sitting on the computer chair. She does this in a straddling the horse way. I can’t describe it easily. Anyways Lilah was holding her happy meal toy car from Cars the movie, the Blue character. Again even though I’ve watched it a dozen times the names slips from my memory. She sat turning in the chair and holding the car in her hands singing ‘When somebody loved me. Everything seemed beautiful.’ It made me want to find the lyrics and music online. I found them and youtube doesn’t have an actual video of the movie or even just Sarah McLachlan singing it, but they do have it to the theme of Anastia, which Jon found toady. Yestery I could only find it to a Star Wars theme. Well, as we sat watching the video, Lilah on my lap and Eden at my feet, I thought of it in terms of a mother daughter relationship. Mothers stay the same, even though we know they do change, yet daughters change so much through the years. Some stay close to their mothers others move on. It made me sad to think of the girls not needing me anymore someday. Though I can’t stand it some days how much they do need me, I’m grateful in the end for all the thank yous and smiles I get when I help them.
I suggest you just listen to the music or read the lyrics as the music plays. Don’t watch the video just yet.
Have you had a relationship where someone changed only to leave you behind, or are you afraid of this happening?
My husband says it sounds as though it was suppose to be sung by a man about a woman. Like I said before it makes me think of a mother daughter relationship in some cases.

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When She Loved Me

when somebody loved me
everything was beautiful
every hour spent together
lives within my heart

and when she was sad
i was there to dry her tears
and when was happy
So was i
When she loved me

Through the summer and the fall
we had each other that was all
just she and i together
like it was meant to be

and when she was lonely
I was there to comfort her
and i knew that she loved me

so the years went by
i stayed the same
but she began to drift away
i was left alone
still i waited for the day
when she’d say “i will always love you”

Lonely and forgotten
never thought she’d look my way
she smiled at me and held me just like she use to do
like she loved me
when she loved me

when somebody loved me
everything was beautiful
every hour spent together
lives within my heart
when she loved me.