Musical Monday: Six Minutes by Lisa Bonchek Adams

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Six Minutes by Lisa Bonchek Adams

Today’s edition of Musical Monday is actually written by someone I know, a woman for whom I have tremendous admiration, Lisa Bonchek Adams. She’s been writing on her namesake blog about her life for a few years and more recently about her diagnosis in 2012 with stage 4 breast cancer (6 years after initial surgery and treatment).

Lisa has guest posted on The Silver Pen before, sharing her wisdom and insight with tremendous beauty and grace. The song – Six Minutes – was written in collaboration with Doug Allen (a musician who happens to be her son’s guitar teacher!) and stemmed from a blog post that she did. According to Lisa:

For me, the six minutes were ones of pain that I wanted to go by quickly. But I regretted that I was wishing my life away in these small increments. What Doug and I knew for sure is that we all can relate to the idea of “taking a trip inside your head” where you just check out during the day. That’s what he and I kept coming back to. Daydreaming, zoning out, whatever it is that helps you take a little break. So the chorus is about that, which is important because those are the words you’re likely to be singing to yourself again and again and need to be able to relate to.

Thank you, Lisa, for all that you do!  Cancer or no cancer, I truly believe that we can all benefit from the power in these lyrics, after all, “I take a trip inside my head” on a weekly basis.

Six Minutes 

The clock says it’s been six minutes now,
I’m glad that they have passed,
Then I realize I’ve wasted them:
Six minutes gone too fast.

I take a trip inside my head,
I don’t know where I go.
Somewhere else,
Anywhere else,
Far from things I know.

I try to forget for moment now,
Focus on a spot on the wall,
I lose myself in the emptiness,
Such a painfully long way to fall.

So I take a trip inside my head,
I don’t know where I go.
Somewhere else,
Anywhere else,
Far from things I know.

I find myself in silence,
Tuning out the noise,
No room for anything,
But him, my girl and the boys.

And when I’m gone,
Just no way around it,
So many things they will miss
‘Cause when it comes to being fair,
There’s no room for that in this.

Gonna take a trip inside my head,
I don’t know where I’m gonna go,
Somewhere else,
Anywhere else,
Far from things I know…

Six Minutes is on iTunes here or you can get it here via CDBaby.

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