TOTAL  ECLIPSE  OF  THE  HEART
Written by  Jim Steinman
Performed by  Bonnie Tyler
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit lonely
and you're never coming round
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit tired
of listening to the sound of my tears
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
that the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
and then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart

Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit restless
and I dream of something wild
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit helpless
and I'm lying like a child in your arms
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit angry
and I know I've got to get out and cry
Turnaround, Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
but then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart

CHORUS:
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

INSTRUMENTAL

Turnaround bright eyes
Turnaround bright eyes
Turnaround, Every now and then I know you'll never be the boy
you always wanted to be
Turnaround, Every now then I know you'll always be the only boy
who wanted me the way that I am
Turnaround, Every now and then I know there's no one in the universe
as magical and wonderous as you
Turnaround, Every now and then I know there's nothing any better
and there's nothing that I just wouldn't do
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, Every now and then I fall apart

Repeat CHORUS
This is a song I loved from the first time I heard it.  The music and lyrics, overwrought though they may be, struck a chord with me.

There's an important message in the song about how there are times when loving [him or her] is easier than anything you'll ever do again, but also times when everything about your partner seems all wrong.  But that if you believe in your partner, and more importantly, in yourself for choosing him or her, the picture will change back again.  Ultimately, we decide which is right and which is an illusion...

This song became even more symbolic to me when I was driving out to take a test that would truly affect my entire future.  This song came on the radio, about 2 years after it was a hit, and somehow, seemed like a sign from heaven that I would do fine.  The confidence boost was just what I needed.  I did fine, and have been pursuing that dream ever since.
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