Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"What becomes of the broken hearted..."

Someone had a broken heart on the 6:24 am train headed eastbound. Radios with speakers are not allowed on the train, but sometimes songs are played loudly enough through the headphones that you can hear them, if the train is very quiet. The car I was on was mostly full. A few empty seats, but not many. Everyone was silent, which I thought was strange when I got on--then I heard the music. A man was sitting, with his earphones around his neck, just staring out the window.

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
She's gone much too long
Any time she goes away

I sat down and listened--the whole song played. No one spoke, everyone just sat and listened. The man just kept staring out the window. Next song came on.

Everybody plays the fool sometime
There's no exception to the rule
Listen, baby, it may be factual, may be cruel
I ain't lyin', everybody plays the fool
Falling in love is such an easy thing to do
And there's no guarantee that the one you love
Is gonna love you

ahh...I started to notice a trend. I look at the guy with the headphones...doesn't look like he's slept at all. I wonder if he's been on the train all night? I want to say, I'm sorry man. Or, it'll get better. But I don't think those random words from a stranger would help, would they? This song was playing when I got off the train at my stop. He stayed on, just staring out the window.

Oh, girl
I'd be in trouble if you left me now
'Cause I don't know where to look for love
I just don't know how


pinknest said...

oh that's so sad! i think words from a stranger would've definitely helped!

doggybloggy said...

that is sad....what to do..what to do?