Archive for November, 2013

Sensible Heart- City and Color

This song by the band City and Color reminds me very much of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. The lyrics fit in perfectly with Hamlet’s internal struggle throughout the play. His hatred for his uncle combats his love and respect for his mother, and his need to avenge his father’s death is exasperated by the overlying pressure of his role as prince and the expectations his father had for him.

“…see I’m no king, I wear no crown, but desperate times, seem over now, but still I weaken somehow, it tears me apart, it tears me apart…”.

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Bon Iver: Minnesota

This is currently my favorite song ( and anyone who knows me will tell you that this changes almost everyday), the lyrics are just so well written, and can apply to many situations in life. Personally, they remind me of the patience and dedication our lives require. Whether you are planning for the future or tackling an issue in the present, sometimes it’s just important to take a breath and re evaluate.

Armour let it through, borne the arboretic truth you kept posing
Sat down in the suit, fixed on up it wasn’t you by finished closing

Ramble in the roots, had the marvel, moved the proof be kneeled fine’s glowing
Storing up the clues, it had it’s sullen blue bruised through by showing

Settle past a patience where wishes and your will are spilling pictures
Water’s running through in the valley where we grew to write this scripture:

Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Not for a part in any gamut of the dark

Doubled in the toes annex it, it minute closed in the morning
Did not lose it in the stack’s stow, I’m a lay that call back on ya

You know it won’t beseech you, we’re laying in an open field
I will let you grow, no need to notice

So carry on my dear, what is clear up in the daylight is we’re hung here
Fall is coming soon, a new year for the moon and the Hmong here

Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
All that it seems
Bellows tracing through the streams

Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
Never gonna break
All at it’s seams
Swallows swelling for the beams

Where Are You Now?

There seems to be an endless amount of songs on love and heartbreak, but they are usually pretty exclusive to romantic relationships. What about the relationships we have with everyone else? Friends? Family? There just aren’t many songs about dealing with the loss of the people in our lives who we love, but aren’t “in love” with. “Where Are You Now” is a song about loss that encompasses the grief of more than just those who had their hearts broken by significant others.

It came to the end it seems you had heard
As we walked the city streets
You never said a word

When we finally sat down
Your eyes were full of spite
I was desperate, I was weak
I could not put up a fight

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

You were strangely less in pain
Than you were cold.
Triumphant in your mind
Of the logic that you hold

You said no one would ever know
The love that we had shared.
As I took my leave to go
It was clear you didn’t care

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

And I hear of your coming
And your going in the town
I hear stories of your smile
I hear stories of your frown

And the darkness can descend
We can relish all the pain
But I know that’s what you love
Cause you know I love the same

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Oh, where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

But where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?