regarding yours "Something about the lyrics/ content of the song that occured to me this morning":
I like your trilogy, even though I didn't think to a connection between Heal My Wound and Cradled in Love, but I agree with meaning you gave to the first one.
On the contrary, I felt immediately the connection with No End, No Beginning, but I can't find the "positive end" in this song, as you do. I mean, indeed the song is about a relationship stuck in a difficult period that the character wants to overcome. Feels like the character doesn't want to lose this love, but he's not intentioned to go on that way. For me No End, No Beginning is a desperate last love's cry/call, where the character let his beloved one make the last choice: "So breathe your life in my shades of grey, or kill the lights and we'll fade away"; let's rekindle our relationship, or break it... once and for all. And "cos if there's no end, there can be no beginning" has a double meaning, for me: to close this difficult moment and to give a new start to the relationship, but also to close it forever and to begin a new life's period.
About Cradled in Love: I don't read sadness or melancholy into lyrics, honestly, when I read someone felt them, I thought I was missing something in lyrics... I absolutely see the "positive sense" of the song; first I felt a so pure and intense declaration of love, a strong , deep, conscious/mature love. But that "don't cry for your love" and most of the verbs in the past form... why? There was something clashing, somehow... Then it sounded to me like @Lisa
said " I realized it might be about a love (of any kind) that ends, still leaves you something inside, and you learn to look at all the love and the good things that still surrounds you."
Someone who has been so lucky to live such a huge love, that has come to an end, though, but that will live forever inside this person, who is so gratefull for all the beautiful things this love gave him, which will belong to him forever. A love that made him stronger and capable to see the beauty around him...
, you still said "Yet it sounds too 'positive' for an ending love.": for an ending love, yes.. but for an already ended love, it might fit...
But, then, I thought of that "you're right there", so again sounds like a "still being in love"... but there's that "there" not a "here", which would sound more plausible for a present, then "you're right there" might be referring to a feeling lasting inside...
Anyway! Both version fit as well and whatever it is, it doesn't change what Cradled in Love makes me feel...@Dark Side of Light
" "I kept the love you gave me alive, and now I carry it with me"
That's just so true. We always carry the feelings we have or have had for people we love or have loved inside us." : indeed...
Agreed also with yours "the song sounds exactly like what falling in love, being in love and having been in love feel like.".
Again, "Many people seem to find this melancholy, poignant and a little sad, but I find the overtone to be hopeful and content with a touch of tranquility and acceptance.": I just love it! @Porthos13
You really hit the spot. Thank you for sharing your feelings with me. I'm never so good to put my feelings into words." : thank you, sweet sis! You know I love to share my feelings with you... And you're good in doing it as well as I do, even better, I bet...
"For me many Poets songs have a bit of sadness, but at some point I always sense hope and happiness. Tranquility and acceptance! Yeah, that's it!": the same here!
I really liked your " thoughts about the cover", mostly:
"Actually for me it has the message that in all of us is something good and something bad and somehow the NENB line came into my mind: "It's like you can't, can't kill the monster that feeds on you".
The title "Temple of Thought" fits perfectly too because all the good and bad thinking happens in this Temple (body). We keep there our secrets and it's a place to hide and feel safe, sorting all kind of things out before going public.", AGREED!
"but I still had the feeling that I can't see all of it. And than I had to laugh about myself. I really thought that when holding the picture in my hands that I could grab the card and can look at it not only from this point of view but also right upon it.... turning it around etc. Yeah! For me the picture has become three-dimensional. Silly me!": that's really good!
"he got much more muscles than a year ago. I guess some work in the gym. Was he so successful? I really can't tell - might be photochop and I hope that the horns are not real
" OH YESSS!
, what you wrote in "tiny"... are you sure about?...