Thursday, July 9

I was listening to music today at work.

And I stumbled back across "True Love Waits" by Radiohead.
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

"I'll drown my beliefs
To have you be in peace
I'll dress like your niece
To wash your swollen feet

Just don't leave, don't leave

And true love waits
In haunted attics
And true love wins
On lollipops and crisps

Just don't leave, don't leave

I'm not living
I'm just killing time
Your tiny hands
Your crazy kiss and smile

Just lonely, lonely
Just lonely, lonely

I mean, just how beautiful does one song want to be? It's certainly one my favorites.
I love how "don't leave" and "lonely" sound so similar in this song.

1 comment:

  1. I dunno why but I feel compelled to counter that with "Time to Pretend" by MGMT.


    I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life.
    Let's make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
    I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
    You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.

    This is our decision, to live fast and die young.
    We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.
    Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do.
    Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute.

    Forget about our mothers and our friends
    We're fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We're fated to pretend
    To pretend

    I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
    I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah, I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.

    There's really nothing, nothing we can do
    Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew.
    The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
    We'll find some more models, everything must run it's course.

    We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We're fated to pretend
    To pretend

    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah