Frostbite and Sunburn


Basking in the Window's Light - Olivia Bee

Basking in the Window's Light - Olivia Bee

A long, long day today, with lots of thinking. Here’s what I came up with:

If you haven’t seen the movie ‘Once’, you should do so straight away. Here are the lyrics, in cast you’d like to follow along:

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

This song is on an AMAZING double-disk compilation called ‘Dark Was the Night’. This is Sufjan Stevens. It’s a cover of a song originally recorded by The Castanets. The original is also really pretty, some awesome use of the sax in that particular version, way more chilled out. Dig for it, if you are so inclined. These are the lyrics:

You are the blood flowing through my fingers
all through the soil and up in those trees

You are electricity and you’re light
You are sound itself and you are flight

You are the blood flowing through my fingers
All through the soil and up in those trees
You are electricity and you’re light
You are sound itself and you are flight
You are the blood flowing through my fingers
All through the soil and up in those trees

You are the blood that I may see you
You are the blood in me

You are the earth on which I travel
You are the earth under my feet
That I may travel with you
you are the earth on which I write the circumstances
you say what you want from me
you are the solitude that goes against
you are the choir in which I dream
in which I sleep
in which I wander

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