Why Hasn't the World Fallen Apart?

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Serina Jung
2003
Serina Jung

Story

Story: Once again, I took prose and set it to music, so that this "song" is really not based on a lyric with any kind of predictable rhyme. I use subtle rhyme within the phrases so that the listener doesn't really notice the absence of rhyme. It's a game I like to play. But it's also the way we speak when we talk to another human being and I thought that given the topic of loss and grief, I didn't want to rhyme anyway. There are two refrences to my birth city of Montreal in this song. Berri Street winds its way from the Plateau through downtown and is a part of every socioeconomic demographic along its way. Some parts of it are paved and others are made of cobblestone. It's raunchy, urban, old, romantic and most beautiful on a rainy summer evening. Joyce Park is a small park in the neighborhood of Outremont. I used to go there at lunchtime with my friends from high school, and we'd eat our lunches, gossip and watch people who were probably watching us.

Lyrics

Why Hasn't The World Fallen Apart?

(c) 2003, Serina Jung

 

the crickets don't seem to mind

the night doesn't seem to care

that you're not around to notice them

morning is guaranteed

day will dawn like it always does

whether or not you're here

 

and if it happens to be a good day

I still head out to Joyce Park

to hear the church bells ring on Sundays

people still laugh and smile

they just go on with living

how I envy them

 

nothing's really changed

still, nothing feels the same

I miss you, I miss you

why hasn't the world fallen apart?

why hasn't the world fallen apart?

 

the ice still melts in spring

flowers insist on blooming

the wind still dances in the trees

I listen from our bed

as the branches tap the roof again

of this lonely house on Berri Street

 

nothing's really changed

still, nothing feels the same

I miss you, I miss you

why hasn't the world fallen apart?

why hasn't the world fallen apart?

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