The Lyrics Project: How~Regina Spektor

It’s that time again folks…where I run out of things to write and share song lyrics instead…

I am a huge fan of Regina Spektor’s lyrics.  She has such a different and fantastic way of expressing things…she’s just not your average songwriter.  Her words always seem to have a way of getting to me.  They resonate with me on a super personal level that leaves me breathless.   When I hear her music, I am often left thinking about things in ways I hadn’t before.  She has some songs that just sound so silly, but when you start thinking about the words they are oddly poignant, and it’s something that I appreciate on so many levels.  At any rate, today I’m sharing “How” from her album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, but I really recommend checking out some of her other songs as well.  She’s totally worth the time it’ll take if you really listen to her words.

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“HOW”

by Regina Spektor

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How can I forget your love?

How can I never see you again?

There is time and place

for one more sweet embrace.

And there’s a time,

when it all ,

went wrong.

I guess you know by now

that we will meet again somehow…

How,

Oh baby how

can I begin again?

How can I try to love someone new,

someone who isn’t you?

How can our love be true

when I’m not, I’m not over you?

I guess you know by now

that we will meet again somehow…

Time can come and take away the pain

But I just want my memories to remain:

to hear your voice, to see your face.

There’s not one moment I’d erase.

You are a guest here now.

So baby, how

can I forget your love?

How can I never see you again?

How can I ever know

why some stay others go?

When I don’t, I don’t want you to go.

I guess I know by now

that we will meet again somehow…

Time can come and wipe away the pain.

But I just want my mind to stay the same:

to hear your voice, to see your face.

There’s not one moment I’d erase.

You are a guest here now.

So baby, how can I forget your love?

How can I never see you again?

(Don’t forget to check the song out for yourself here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mBfW-CdgLE )

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