I might be a virus on your PC — I might be a ghost on your TV

I might be the wind, I might be the sea...

As I mentioned when I posted the previous AYoS version of this song at the beginning of the year, I feel like, in a sense, I wrote it in collaboration with my late pal, Rick Routhier.

Uh… after he’d passed on.

It is, after all, a song which has as its central metaphor reincarnation and endless love. So it’s somehow fitting…

Anyhow, I’m taking credit for the line about virus-on-your-pc, since Rick was one of those people who had only recently started to feel guilty about not caring about computers when he died after a short, then-mysterious illness in the early 90s. (We later found he had had an undiagnosed case of cancer.) But it’s entirely possible he came back with the ghost-on-your-TV line — which is, after all, kinda nice in a formalist sort of way.

I’m pretty sure Rick believed in reincarnation. I’m not so sure I do — Rick’s postmortal contributions to this song notwithstanding. After all, a ghostly interaction does not in itself support the idea of reincarnation. Let’s be realisitc, here.

Anyhow…

previous AYoS verision
January 17, 2006

I Might Be the Wind

I might be this and I might be that
I might be a success or I might be flat
I might be them, I might be you
I might be the desert or the sky so blue

but wherever I go, whatever I do
I’ll never, ever stop loving you

I might be the wind, I might be the sea
I might be deep space for eternity
I might be a dog, I might be a cat
I might be the chair, where sharon stone sat

but wherever I go, whatever I do
I’ll never, ever stop loving you

I might be a virus in your PC
I might be a ghost on your TV
I might be a shadow where no shadow should
or a whisper from nowhere
that you almost understood

but wherever I go, whatever I do
I’ll never, ever stop loving you

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