Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Wish I Was ... by The Avett Brothers

I wish I was a flame dancing in a candle
Lighting up your living room high on the mantle
I could bring some romance without any scandal
And then when you were done you'd just put me out

I wish I was a tune you sang in your kitchen
Putting your groceries away and washing your dishes
I could float around your tongue and ease the tension
And then when you were done you'd just quiet down

But if I get too close
Will the magic fade?
Would I turn you off or away?
If I pull you in
Would I push you out
Of something here you care about?
I'm at a loss for what to do
I'm drawn to you

I wish I was a sweater wrapped around your hips
And when it got too cold into me you'd slip
And when the sun came back you would hang me up
And I would watch you while you undress

But if I get too close
Will the magic fade?
Would I turn you off or away?
If I pull you in
Now would I push you out
Of something here you care about?
Well I'm at a loss for what to do
But I'm drawn to you

I'm not a song
I am not a sweater
I'm not a fire
I am something better
I'm a man in love writing you a letter
Will you take it
Will you keep it
Will you read it
Believe it
I love you
I'm sorry

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A little too late, maybe

You left me here ... to pick up all of the pieces, to take care of everything, to take care of our child. You actually left us long before you left. You're not even alive now.

And when you returned? You pretended, but you were unsettled. You came with a mission to fulfill what others thought you "should" fulfill. And you took shots at me. You stoned me. You still curse my name. And all I did was provide.

You curse me.

Then, just like that? You left us again. AGAIN. And then again another time, now. How many times? Not any more.

So forgive me for now cursing you. You fuck off for good, from my life, please. You have no idea how you affect so many.

And I hope you eventually step up for your son. But should you fail to do so? I'll pick up the pieces, as I've always done.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Waylon quoting Salinger and D reading it aloud ...

“I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.”

― J.D. SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

When gansta quotes don't work ... try Taylor Swift?

"Don't you worry your pretty little mind,
people throw rocks at things that shine, and life makes love look hard."


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Update: This band, a little gift from the #universe ... and little snapshots

UPDATE: So crap, in case that's too much work for the people, I just went ahead and transcribed Andy Baxter's description of Penny and Sparrow's latest album, "Let a Lover Drown You."

Meaning I typed out the words verbatim from the Baeble interview.

“In short, I guess there’s a feeling in the record that asks you, or anyone who like is gonna give it an honest listen, to take every lover you’ve ever had in your life and put it in a vile and kind of study it. And judge it by as honest of a rubric as you can.  And when you do that, it hopefully will give you a few answers to your life like … what type of love do I put myself in proximity to? What type of love do I deserve? Am I neck deep in an abusive, shitty relationship that I don’t need to be in? Um, what kind of love do I want? And so throughout the whole record you’re looking at like a slide of individual different snapshots of loves in your life. And hopefully, at the end of it, um you’re a little bit closer to getting the love that gives a damn about you and that you deserve. And so that’s why we wrote it; little bitty snapshots of that.”

If you don't have 10 minutes for the video, then listen to this quote at 5:54 - 6:44. However, I recommend watching in full, so ...

The Heartbreak and The Humor of Penny And Sparrow - Baeble Music

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016