Saturday, May 28, 2011

My favorite lyrics.

I'm a music girl. I love it. Love the broken chord, climbing/descending arpeggios, love 5/4 time, love the intentional use of dynamics in rock, love the melancholy comfort of E minor, love accidentals. I'm listening to something all day long, and I'm sure if I analyzed my twitter feed, 90% of my tweets are in reference to a song that somehow struck me. Also, I frequently burst out into song and dance, so honestly, that idea of life as a musical is close to my reality.

I love words, too. I love how they can be strung together to capture a moment/thought/feeling so perfectly. Letters on a page that evoke a picture in your mind. Spoken aloud and expressing the very essence of our hearts. Whispered in ears and inducing shivers.

I have a post about my favorite musical moments in songs, but not my favorite lyrical moments. So here goes.

"Maybe that's all that we need, is to be in the middle of impossibility. Standing at opposite poles, equal partners in a mystery." Indigo Girls

"All we want is something more to dream about and to adore. All we need is a little space to close our eyes and end this chase." Sleeping At Last

"We're just a little bit lost inside our houses. We're just a little unkept out in the streets." Mates Of State

"Love brings us to who we need, a place where we can say the heart that beats is both siphon and reservoir." Jeff Buckley

"And every time you feel like crying I'm gonna try and make you laugh. And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad, then we will wait for it to pass and I will keep you company through those days so long and black." Bright Eyes

"Cause in my head there's a greyhound station where I send my thoughts to far off destinations, so they may have a chance of finding a place where they're far more suited than here." Death Cab For Cutie

"We could live for a thousand years, but if I hurt you I'd make wine from your tears." INXS

"Believe in all the good things you keep inside. There is no freedom in life without freedom of mind." The Fire Theft

"Upon us all a little rain must fall. It's just a little rain." Led Zeppelin

"If it's not love then it's the bomb that will bring us together." The Smiths

"And we know who we should love, but we're never certain how. I know you might roll your eyes at this, but I'm so glad that you exist." The Weakerthans

xo. kb.

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