Song Lyric Sunday | “Safe in Your Arms” – Paula Cole


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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure.

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Took a bit of searching my playlists come up with a second song for SLS, but when I decided on a variation of one of the prompts – TA DA! 🙂

Secure can also mean safe, which is why I chose Paula Cole’s Safe in Your Arms from her 2007 album, Courage.

Cole is best known for Where Have All the Cowboys Gone, which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997. The following year she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her song I Don’t Want to Wait was used as the theme song of the television show Dawson’s Creek.

Safe in Your Arms is a simple song with a folk-music feel where the singer equates her safe harbor with the one she loves.

FUN FACTS:

  • Courage was Cole’s return to the music scene after nearly a decade-long hiatus.
  • Cole co-wrote Safe in Your Arms with Greg Phillinganes, a keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and musical director discovered by Stevie Wonder, and who worked with Michael Jackson and the Jackson for more than thirty years.
  • Paula attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied jazz singing and improvisation. She was offered a record deal by a jazz label, but decided to turn it down.
  • Since 2013, the 52-year-old Cole has been on the voice faculty at Berklee College of Music while continuing an active performing career.

Enjoy!

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Safe in Your Arms

by Paula Cole

Songwriters: Gregory Phillinganes / Paula Dorothy Cole

Somtimes I’m too bold for my own good
I go out swinging hard and fast
This world is beating me broken
I need a home to rest
Too quick in the first round
Too slow in the second
Now I’m here in the third
And I need your attention.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
Safe in our home.
Safe in our land.
Safe in our world.
Safe in your arms.
It don’t matter how strong I think I am.
I always need another heart.
To bind me in the moment.
To help me see myself.
Alive in the fourth round.
Collapsed in the fifth.
Now I’m here in the sixth
And I need your belief.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
I wanna be safe in your arms.
Safe in our home.
Safe in our land.
Safe in our world.
Safe in your arms.

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.