Have you ever had a song connect with you in a way that others don’t quite “get” or understand? Sure, some people may say that they really feel a connection with the latest hit on the radio…but that can sometimes come from hearing it a hundred times.
What if you have a song that connects with you because the lyrics hit you like a ton of bricks? Or perhaps the music itself makes you feel something that you can’t quite describe?
That’s the way I feel whenever I hear the Phil Collins song, “Find a way to my heart”.
The song, to the best of my knowledge, was never a single. In fact, I’ve only been able to find a couple of live performances of it on YouTube, which leads me to believe that it was never a big favourite of his, either.
But for me, it made me feel a certain way from the moment I first heard these lyrics…
Find a way to my heart, and I will always be with you
From wherever you are, I’ll be waiting
I’ll keep a place in my heart, you will see it shining through
So find a way to my heart, and I will, I will follow you
The song is about falling in love with someone who isn’t quite ready to fall in love with you. But he’s asking that person to give him a chance. If they actually let themselves fall in love, they’ll see that he’ll be there for them forever.
This journey’s not easy for you, I know
If your footsteps get too faint to hear, I’ll go
Cos you know, questions are never that easy
And never the same
You have the answer believe me
If you have the faith
Time may come, and time may go, I know
If you should call out for me, I’ll go
But you know, there is a code to be broken
I wrap it around
Without a word being spoken
Without a sound
There’s a reason I hide my heart
Out of sight out of mind
And when I find out just who you are
The door will be open for you.
I’ve never been one to open myself up to my partner. My longer relationship is the 6-year one I’m currently in. That’s right…I’m 42 and my longest relationship is SIX YEARS. This song spoke to me from the first time I heard it back in 1990.
To me, it was a song about true love…two people finally finding a way to each other and letting themselves be truly happy with one another. It’s been a favourite of mine for over 20 years and it’s as relevant to my life now as it’s ever been.
Is there a song that speaks to you?