For My Wife, My Life

If you’ve been following along with my rants you know I’m a little upset/scared with the way I feel the government is going. Truth be told, it wouldn’t bother me so much if I was alone. But I’m not. I have a family. A wife and children. I love them more than anything and would defend them to my end.

Sometimes though, I lose sight of what’s in front of me. Sometimes I fail to express just how much I care for them. As much as I want change so they can have a future, I sometimes get so caught up in things that I fail to realize the burdens I place on people. That those burdens may end up meaning their future won’t involve me. Sometimes I need a good kick in the ass. Or two.

The following lyrics are from the song Amaranthine by the band Amaranth. I’ve never really heard of them before, but they popped up on one of my Pandora radio channels. I’ve been trying for a long time to write something like this, but could never quite capture the emotions on paper.

So I dedicate this to my wife, whom I love more than anything.

Time
Is the reason why we fight to stay alive
Until the morning comes

It’s a strife
But the shimmer in your eyes just makes me know
That you and I belong

And you can light the dark all by your own
So let us show the world our love is strong

LIKE A SIGN
LIKE A DREAM
YOU’RE MY AMARANTHINE
YOU ARE ALL I NEEDED, BELIEVE ME
LIKE WE DRIFT IN A STREAM
YOUR BEAUTY SERENE
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE
IN LIFE I EVER NEED
MY DREAM, AMARANTHINE

Time
Goes by as day and nights are turning into years
But I’m lying in your arms
It’s the place
Where I know that I am closest to your heart
Where the dark is torn apart.

I know you feel the same as I inside
It feels like in a dream where we can fly

LIKE A SIGN
LIKE A DREAM
YOU’RE MY AMARANTHINE
YOU ARE ALL I NEEDED, BELIEVE ME
LIKE WE DRIFT IN A STREAM
YOUR BEAUTY SERENE
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE
IN LIFE I EVER NEED
MY DREAM, AMARANTHINE

It’s a strife
But the shimmer in your eyes just makes me know
You’re my amaranthine

LIKE A SIGN
LIKE A DREAM
YOU’RE MY AMARANTHINE
YOU ARE ALL I NEEDED, BELIEVE ME

LIKE A SIGN
LIKE A DREAM
YOU’RE MY AMARANTHINE
YOU ARE ALL I NEEDED, BELIEVE ME
LIKE WE DRIFT IN A STREAM
YOUR BEAUTY SERENE
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE
IN LIFE I EVER NEED
MY DREAM, AMARANTHINE

Here’s a pretty good version of the song live.