You don’t know how bad I got it :: musical sensory recall

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Jemma Salume “You must be joking, you don’t know a thing about it. You’ve got no problems, I’d stay right there if I were you. I got it harder, you couldn’t dream how hard I got it.” In some ways one could say this song could pair up with The Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want, in as far as the “grass is always greener” perspective. And, perhaps Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, in the “can we trade places” vein. That said, this song takes a more adolescent approach to … Continue reading You don’t know how bad I got it :: musical sensory recall

I look to you to see the truth :: songs and quotes

“I know I am a fool, hoping dirt and glory are both a kind of luminous paint; the humiliations and exaltations that lights us up. I see like a bug, everything too large, the pressure of infinity hammering at my head. But, how else to live, vertical that I am, pressed down and pressing up simultaneously? I cannot assume you will understand me. It is just as likely that as I invent what I want to say, you will invent what you want to hear. Some story we must have. Stray words on crumpled paper. A weak signal into the … Continue reading I look to you to see the truth :: songs and quotes

I don’t understand :: video of the day

Leave (live) :: Glen Hansard “And, I hope you feel better, now that it’s out. What took you so long? And, the truth has a habit, of falling out of your mouth, but now that it’s come, if you don’t mind, leave, leave, and please yourself at the same time. Leave, leave, let go of my hand, you said what you have to now, leave, leave.” Continue reading I don’t understand :: video of the day

Wandering between the girl you search for and the one you leave :: song of the day

“Would you like the chance to shatter heaven? Would you like to be the one who pulls the sky down just for me? Round and round and round we run, and pretend the sun is all you need. I’ve never known a moment to be frozen, you’re making deals with minutes that will slip away, just slip away. So starve the garden, stop the rain – winter settles on my petals anyways… anyways.” I play the music loud enough to block out all feeling, nothing new, I learned long ago how to go this numb. Pages flip by as I … Continue reading Wandering between the girl you search for and the one you leave :: song of the day