Friday, March 29, 2013

Long Live

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there

On the side-lines wishing for right now

Can I just say something? It feels like years when you've worked and waited for something and you're finally almost there.

And they read off our names

So somebody went up to the mic and told us to come and do our dance. We had to fix some techincal difficulties, but we were finally, finally there. It made my heart ache with overload of happiness just seeing the 32 people in their perfect formation rectangle, everyone on their starting positions--on their knees, looking down. Even though we looked kind of hopeless in that position, I knew we had more hope than anybody. So I got in my place with the extra two spots up front, the other one occupied by Georgie.

I said remember this moment, in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands

You held your head like a hero

The first dance move is when Kyle, in the off-center of the crowd, stands up and looks up. The next move is when everyone else repeats it. And as I stood I looked at the crowds but I didn't see anybody, not really. 

The crowds in the stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens

The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same


I would say I danced my heart out today, but my heart was already in the dance. It was in my blood and bones and flesh and soul, and it was also nice that the crowd clapped out the beat.

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered


"Living forever is not the goal: it is creating something that will." -Chuch Palaniuk

When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town


We did not win the spirit bowl. But like I've said a million times, we're winners in my heart.

And the cynics were outraged
Screaming "this is absurd"
Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world


Can I just say ... I felt like I ruled the world? 'Cause dancing there ... it was me against the world like it's felt all year. But this time I had my best friend at my side and so many wonderful people behind and with me. 

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I'm not afraid


Yeah, bring on all the pretenders, the groups whose dances were just weird videos of the Harlem Shake and a bunch of shirtless guys. We fought for this dance. And  I found that in the dance I was no longer afraid, because I know with hope anything survives.

Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
I was screaming long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered


And we won.

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall


"If you think about it, life is just a moment," said Georgie today. But we both agree that it was the story behind the moment that made it so ... perfect and amazing and perfect around again.

Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine


Today my science teacher said that stars are the origin of all things and they created us and they make us and they fuel us. I think that it's not just the stars you look up and see. Well, I guess you do look up to stars. 'Cause I believe in stars as much as Danica {who really does}. I believe in the stars that I felt today shining bright behind me. I believe in the stars that helped make my moment possible. I believe in the 33 stars who stood beside me today and shone.

Long live the walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life, with you
Long, long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I'm not afraid
Singing, long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
And long, long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

1 comment:

Red said...

Wanna know what's funny, I went home today and the first thing I did was turn on Grooveshark and play that song specifically because I thought it was so appropriate with the dance and how it all worked out. And it was so beautiful and it really was this moment in time that we'll never get back, but we'll never forget it either. Love You Darling!!!
-Georgie