I’m so tired of being alone
These penitent walls are all I’ve known
The songbird calling
Across the water
Outside my silent asylum
Oh, don’t leave me on my own
Left me standing all alone
It’s like looking in a mirror. The most beautiful, poetic, heartbreaking mirror ever written.
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
Maybe my favorite Pink Floyd song.
Skip to 2.13 for lyrics.
You know, that long ass intro does kind of throw you off…especially if you’re stoned. You get wrapped up in that trippy clock ticking sound and lose track of time, almost falling asleep, then all of a sudden the vocals come on and you jerk awake thinking, “Oh fuck, when did this happen and how long has it been?” Which, if you think about it, is basically what the song’s all about.
Indie tracks often have a tinge nostalgia in both lyrics and tune. It’s one of the most compelling qualities about this genre of music. With Christmas and all the festivities winding down, I’m feeling a bit beat and bittersweet. Another season, another year. Maybe we’re just growing up too fast.
1. Cigarette Daydreams – Cage the Elephant
2. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys
I guess I should jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas songs, but I don’t listen to jolly music so here goes another indie/acoustic playlist. Happy Sunday, everyone.
1. Paint – The Paper Kites
2. Lost Stars – Adam Levine
This one is more soft rock than coffeehouse, but the lyrics are so beautiful that I just had to share it.
3. Till the Morning – Bahamas
The hidden track from Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. It’s hauntingly beautiful.
It’s not quite Saturday yet, but oh well. I only have one song this week. Been playing it nonstop while I’m confined to my hospital bed. Actually, just check out anything by Damien Rice if you ever feel like dying or something. You’ll feel a hundred times more depressed but it’s the sweetest depression you’ll ever experience.
Trip the hell out.
1. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
2. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles
3. Arabella – The Arctic Monkeys
Way better than the original. That’s all I gotta say.
1. We Can’t Stop – Bastille cover
2. No Diggity/Thrift Shop – Ed Sheeran ft Passenger cover
3. What Makes You Beautiful – The 1975 cover
Just a few of my favorites from some of the great rock/folk rock duos over the years.
1. Maneater – Hall & Oates
2. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
3. Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel