Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Have you forgotten ... ?

I can't help it; the nostalgia from this Red House Painters song is really affecting me right now ...
I can't let you be
'Cause your beauty won't allow me.
Wrapped in white sheets
like an angel from a bedtime story.
Shut out what they say,
'Cause your friends are fucked-up anyway.
And when they come around,
sometimes you feel up then you feel down.

When we were kids,
We hated things our parents did.
We listened low
to Casey Kasem's radio show.
That's when friends were nice;
to think of them still makes you feel nice.
The smell of grass in spring,
and October leaves cover everything.

Have you forgotten how to love yourself?

I can't believe
all the good things that you do to me.
Sat back in a chair
like a princess from a faraway place.
Nobody's nice;
when you're older, your heart turns to ice.
And shut out what they say;
they're too dumb to mean it anyway.

When we were kids,
we hated things our sisters did.
Backyard summer pools
and Christmases were beautiful.
And the sentiment
of colored-mirror ornaments
and the open drapes
look out on frozen farmhouse landscapes.

Have you forgotten how to love yourself?

- Red House Painters, "Have You Forgotten"

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