Archive for February, 2005

February 11, 2005

For the lyric lover, including me

I know you’re wise beyond your years, but
do you ever get the fear
that your perfect verse is just a lie you tell
yourself to help you get by?
–“Clark Gable” by The Postal Service

February 7, 2005

My bond with Music

Music and me are strange. Or, maybe not. I am not a poet. I have tried, but what I come with frankly is awful. So, I choose to express myself through the songs I hear. They come into my head all the time. I can express myself in lyrics from all over…

“I know you’ve got pain, but you’re not the only one.” — Add It Up by the Violent Femmes

“We don’t talk about love, we only want to get drunk.” — A Design For Life by the Manic Street Preachers

“Think about the good things I did to you. And, think about the bad things I didn’t do.” Jaded by The Crystal Method

“Open your heart to me baby. I hold the love and you hold the key. Open your heart to me darling. I’ll give you love if you turn the key.” –Open Your Heart by Madonna

“No one has ever loved you more than me, and no one ever will.” –Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill

“My love, Your light, Incantations, Struck, Stars like tears fall, The sequence ends and begins, Downtime, Godspeed, Hear/feel the way they concede, The sequence ends and begins, Everything you think you know, Blood ties the sequence ends.” -Everywhen by Massive Attack

My headline is a quote from a song as well.

I was listening to the album Boys For Pele by Tori Amos. And, the music sounds like me. Sounds like how I feel, instead of lyrics reflecting in words how I feel. I wish I could express myself in my own words better. Sometimes, I will post lyrics, and they don’t even reflect how I feel, but how I think another person feels. Meaning the “I” in the song is not me, but you. Whoever you may be. Anyone who I have made CDs for, listen to the lyrics. I think of my CDs often as telling a story, a story of how I am feeling. Most of the songs, maybe not all, but most tell that story.

Does it make me less of a person because I rely on song to tell you how I feel?