The more traveling I do, the more wise I become (gerbie) wrote,
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Music meme, part twenty two

Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad

Music is great when you're sad. I can think of dozens of albums I'd like when I'm sad. Some to cheer me up, others to translate my feelings into music, some just as background. The best has to be an album that confirms you're sadness. Completely drown yourself with misery. Slow and dark music. This cannot be sung by a female, it has to be man. I already listened to Nick Cave and Tom Waits when some of my students told me about the Tindersticks.

I listened to some of their songs and started collecting them. Not music to listen to on a daily, even weekly basis, but great music for the occasion. One occasion immediately springs to mind. Music when you're sad: The Tindersticks.

Recently they were in my country. I tried to find someone to come along, but nobody wanted to. Not music for the masses I guess. So I still have to see them live someday (soon?). Luckily there is YouTube, many live versions available.

Plenty of their songs are appropriate, but I choose 'Jism". Great song,




Tindersticks - Jism
If she'd have known
She'd have shown me
I need to taste your pain
For encouragement
If she'd have known
She'd have shown me
I need to taste your pain
For accomplishment
See, I can only take it out on you
There's no-one else I can trust
See, I can only take it out on you
There's no-one else but us around
You hide these things so well
There's no finding
You hide these things so well
There's no finding, no finding

The pink runs into the blue
There are no edges
How do I know where you are tonight?
Need these paper cuts
Need these gravel grinds
Need those pinches to wake me
Give up that drug
Take this power right off her
Oh the deeper I go
The further I fall
The more I know
The tighter your grip around me
So easily broken
Running down your skin
And the pain runs into the blue
If there's ever anyone else, I'll understand
And kill him
And I'll overflow your every inlet
You will not cough and spit
You'll welcome me in
And I tell you with my tongue between your toes
If there's ever anyone else
Don't let them do this
And I'll laugh and revel
As you scratch and crawl
If there's ever anyone else
Just show them the ugly mess

You hide these things so well
There's no finding
You hide these things so well
There's no finding, no finding
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