Come to Life

(Brian Hendrix)

My favorite song I've ever written. Perhaps my best. It has won 1st place in two contests, and 2nd place in a third. I have had four separate studios ask me to record it, my hesitation being that they would not allow my input in how they arranged it. I clung to it that tightly. Though after further consideration, I have to let it go. While it's mine, people who've read and heard it claim it's means a lot to them, and that they really enjoy it. It's my child; it really is. But like a bird, it has to fly on its own. My stubbornness in holding on to it isn't doing anyone any good. The song is about looking at a picture of my girlfriend, when she wasn't here, and swearing it was moving and speaking to me. Apparently, many people can feel this one like I can. That means a lot.

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I might take it off the wall tonight I tell myself Or at least place it face down back there On an empty shelf Or somewhere else Where I won’t have to see your face smiling at me I shoulda took the damn thing down, I know A long time ago Never had the nerve to throw the thing away And just let you go Not sure what I hold on for It’s the same face I see every night in my dreams (Chorus) And your picture comes alive I swear you move in the right light You talk to me, you smile and say you’re mine And I feel you deep inside When I look into those eyes I know it’s fantasy, but, baby, they don’t see Your picture come to life To block it off, to no longer look Might rearrange the room But that don’t get me off the hook It just burns right through Images of me and you Where we used to hold each other close right here A braver man wouldn’t leave it up He’d tear it down But that man went away with you And he can’t be found No, XX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXX XXX XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX X XXX X XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XX XXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXX X XXXXXXX XXXX XXX XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XX XXXXXXXX XXX XXX X XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXX XXX XXX XXXXX XX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX XXX XXXXX XXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXX XXX XXXXX XXXXX XX XXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XX XXX XXXXXXXX XX XX XXXXX XXXX X XXXXX XX XXX X XXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXX XXX X XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX

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