Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The End

Continuing with my Thanksgiving Week Playlist Posts, I have come to the third song on the playlist. I hesitated doing this one at all, because, well... This is going to be difficult to explain. I think this may be one of the first songs I've ever chosen for a playlist with this distinction:

I don't listen to the lyrics.

There. I said it. And as much as it goes against every fiber of my 80s-and-90s-mix-tape-making-soul, it's the truth. More than that, I don't really even understand the lyrics.
I see you in the evening
Sitting on your throne
And praying* with the fireball,
And posted it up against the wall
* Some people think it's "praying," some say "playing." I say, What's the difference? It still doesn't make any sense. Not that lyrics need to make sense. But that's a whole different post...
Really? What is that? I have no idea. But it doesn't matter because the song has a strange way of making me jump into whatever scene I need to write. 

If there was a section that reached out to me, it might be this:
I just wanna hold you
Take you by your hand
And tell you that you're good enough
Tell ya that it's gonna be tough
That makes sense for Lucie, but I don't really hear what Caleb says when he sings. I love Kings of Leon, I have Only By The Night and Come Around Sundown, both of which I can listen to over and over. But it's not really what they say - it's how Caleb sings that gets to me. Something in his voice is rough and real and helps me go to Lucie's world right away. And for that, I thank him.

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