mardi 3 mai 2011

We Float

After a particularly traumatic break-up, I handwrote the words to this song and carried them around in my purse for months.  I had cause to quote it to somebody the other day and it reminded me of how beautiful it is.  (It’s by Polly Harvey, if you are not familiar with it.)

We wanted to find love
We wanted success
Until nothing was enough
Until my middle name was 'Excess'
Somehow I lost touch
When you went out of sight
When you got lost into the city
Got lost into the night

I was in need of help
Heading to black out
Till someone told me “run on in, honey
Before somebody blows your goddamn brains out”
You shoplifted as a child
I had a model's smile
You carried all my hopes
Until something broke inside
But now

We’ll float
Take life as it comes

So will we die of shock?
Die without a trial?
Die on Good Friday
While holding each other tight?
This is kind of about you
This is kind of about me
We just kind of lost our way
We were looking to be free
But one day

We'll float
Take life as it comes

But one day

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