Thursday, March 01, 2007

Things fall to pieces in my face

There is a new album by Wilco called Blue Sky Blue coming out in May. They're playing Shepherds Bush Empire on May 20th and i'll be there. I just can't miss this band coming to London. As I've probably written here before, they are one of my favourite live bands in the world.

You can hear some of the new songs here. 'You Are My Face' is amazing. I think you'll agree that these sound absolutely glorious, possibly some of the best songs of the last I don't know how many years. The lyrics to 'You Are My Face' are below. I feel like crying at the beauty of it all.

Fuck me, I'm emotional today. Maybe I'm having a male time of the month thing.


I remember my mother's sister's husband's brother
Working in the gold mine, full time, filling in for sunshine
Filing in to tight lines, ordinary beehives

The door screams i hate you, hate you
Hanging 'round my blue jeans
Why is there no breeze?
No currency of leaves
No current through the water while
No feelings i can see

I trust no emotion
I believe in locomotion
I've turned to rust, as we've discussed
Though I must have let you down too many times
In the dirt and the dust


I have no idea how this happens
All of my maps have been overthrown
Happenstance has changed my glance
So many times, my heart has been outgrown

Now everybody's feeling all alone
Can't tell you who I am
When everybody's feeling all alone
Can't tell you who I am


I am looking forward
Toward the shadows chasing bones
My face is stitched and sewing
Our houses hemmed into homes
Trying to be thankful

Our stories fit into phones
And our voices lift so easily, a gift given accidentally
When we're not sure we're alone

Everything is Broken

1 comment:

Cynnie said...

aww..knowing that you're blubbering like a baby made me feel so tender towards you..
c' need a hug.

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