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  • Writer's pictureLuke Shaffer

It Might All Be In My Head, This Idea Of You

VOLUME THREE


Portugal, the oldest country in Europe. Pastel de Nata. Wine. Coffee. Coastline! Friends, I recommend visiting Portugal if you get the chance. (this is not a paid advertisement) We explored the city of Lisbon over the week of Thanksgiving with my brother and his wife. I have since that trip told anyone who will listen about how great Lisbon is. I love it. We love it. Everyone loves it. It's friendly, beautiful, exciting, mysterious, ancient, mesmerizing and (bonus) pretty cheap. I want to retire there. At least I think I do right now.


I recall one of the nights after dinner we were wandering through the city and we turned down this alley and the wall moved. It was really dark but the wall moved, so I jumped and looked towards the wall. It was just a nice older woman standing there people watching... at night... in the dark. She blended in so well. Fascinating.


We had Ginja, a cherry (or berry) liqueur inside of chocolate shot glasses. We ate quietly while we were serenaded by the beautifully haunting Fado music of some locals. What is Fado music you might ask? well... a type of Portuguese singing, traditionally associated with pubs and cafés, that is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. That's what it is. I wouldn't recommend it if you are feeling down but if you are in Lisbon you probably won't be so... you're good. They have these famous yellow street cars that you see everywhere. The place was so charming I just fell in love. It could've been the company, my wife, my brother, his wife, people I love experiencing a new city together as one but there was just something. The song has been out for a little while but it seems to be the one people like and I'm assuming that happens because I like Lisbon so much. Love begets love.






LYRICS


If I could drop it all, run away with you

I'd do it in a heartbeat

Show me a sign, throw me a line

And I'll chase you like a daydream

Cause you've been running running running through my head

Since I first saw you


I see us walking down the alleyways in Lisbon

You're hand in my hand

Looking for a way to escape

Find a little romance

Together running running running through this town

And there's nothing nothing nothing to be found

Since I found you


And this unassuming town invites us for a drink

As we wander and we wonder down these twisted streets

And it might all be in my head, this idea of you

But let's hold onto each other just like lovers do


See the locals blending right into the walls

In the glow of the street lights

It's so quiet all we hear are our footfalls

Your presence has me tongue tied

Cause we've been running running running out of time

And I'm buzzing buzzing buzzing from your wine

Now that I found you


And this unassuming town invites us for a drink

As we wander and we wonder down these twisted streets

And it might all be in my head, this idea of you

But let's hold onto each other just like lovers do


Maybe we could stay

Maybe we could hold on to this moment

Maybe live this dream

Maybe get forgotten here in Lisbon

Forgotten here in Lisbon


And this unassuming town invites us for a drink

As we wander and we wonder down these twisted streets

And it might all be in my head, this idea of you

But let's hold onto each other just like lovers do


And this unassuming town invites us for a drink

As we wander and we wonder down these twisted streets

And it might all be in my head, this idea of you

But let's hold onto each other just like lovers do

Just like lovers do




 

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