Palomine is the title track from the first album by the Dutch indie band Bettie Serveert, Palomine. In Europe, Palomine was released in 1992 on Guernica, a short-lived subsidiary of 4AD Records; in the United States, it was released on Matador Records. (A re-released version came out on Brinkman Records.)
The song was featured on the short-lived 90’s television show, My So-Called Life (a favorite of mine).
Tom Maginnis at Allmusic writes: Lead singer Carol Van Dijk delicately examines the instinctive push and pull of interpersonal relations and the fragile nature of friendship with poetic ease: “Well I wish I had known you then/Well who knows I might have been a better friend/But now the senselessness within the air/Paints its words almost everywhere/How come life sometimes makes you feel so scared/Now the sun will always shine on this pal’o’mine.”
Editor’s Note: So many songs from this year remind me of change and the inner emotional chaos that jangled around inside me during this time in my life. I felt very alone, even among friends, most likely because I knew I was facing a life change that they weren’t, and they knew it, too. I felt so very young to be anyone’s Mother, even though I was years older than my own Mother had been when she became mine. Twenty-three, there is just so much still to sort out at twenty-three.