It was too pretty to stay indoors when I got home from work yesterday. I decided to put off cleaning up my apartment and grabbed my camera for a quick walk around the neighborhood. Music guided me, so I thought I'd share some songs I was listening to while wandering.
Sun through the curtains, I gave you a sign,
The birds were all quiet, you were so quiet,
Some hear a call, some are the messengers,
I thumb through the pictures, and know them all
"read between the lines"
The glove compartment isn't accurately named
And everybody knows it.
So I'm proposing a swift orderly change.
Cause behind its door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all i find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life.
We can move on forward
The best we've known is yet to come
We can move on forward
The worst won't get the best of us
Some memories are crippling
Don't let the disease bring us down
There's nothing else to know
Just let it go
Yeah, we'll do without it somehow
The tall one had this word on his fortune at dinner and I liked and told him I would name a photo after it...so I did. The word, not the dinner or that picture would have been called chicken teriyaki...which is just weird. But now I want to do that. Damn.
"when you look at me that way"
Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do.
Feels like lightning running through my veins
Every time I look at you
One of my favorite concert moments was with that song. We were at the Wiltern and David Gray was closing with this song, which he almost always does. There is a quiet part where he sings the above lyrics. The tempo drops considerably and the LA audience just sat quietly while he played, but not me. Oh no, I jumped to my feet and started clapping my hands fast, loud and hard like his fans normally do as his live shows. The industry people seated next to us looked at me like I was nuts, but I knew there were other fans in the audience who wanted to do the same thing as me and as soon as I started it was like a wave. People started standing up, clapping along and soon all those industry people put down their blackberry's and were up on their feet. It was great.
"under the sun"
Is this not enough?
This blessed sip of life,
Is it not enough?
Staring down at the ground
Oh, then complain and pray for more from above,
You greedy little pig
Come sister, my brother
Shake up your bones, shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone
My second favorite concert moment is a silly one. Dane and I drove up to see the Dave Matthews Band do a free show at Golden Gate Park. It was a great scene and we were one of the first people there so we were very close to the stage. However, that meant we had to sit around for quite some time. It was a bright sunny day and people were starting to get a little restless close to show time. As you know, when a show is about to start the house lights go down and the stage lights come up. All the sudden a shadow came over the front of the crowd and everyone started cheering, thinking it was the start of the show as we're so used to the lights going down. It was just a blimp passing over, blocking the sun. Der.