A song you love but can't bring yourself to listen to

Monday, September 12, 2011


Ah, The Weepies. You helped narrate my final semester in college. The "Say I Am You" album is really great, if you're into folk or sleepy-quirky singer-songwriters. "Living In Twilight" happens to be my favorite song off of the album, even my favorite song by The Weepies, but I just can't listen to it.

One reason for this is because I was so close to this music during that time that to listen to this album, and this song in particular, would be like pouring salt on a wound that hasn't completely healed yet. Another reason is because I thought it told the story of my final semester SO well that I stupidly used it as the soundtrack to a film class project that was broadcast for the entire college to see ... and now I can't really listen to the song without having flashbacks of the screening and me cowering in my theatre seat as people looked for me in the audience. Add to that the notion that the film project had its minor flaws, which, to me, were glaring and humiliating.

But it is a beautiful and very melancholic song for all-time, like much of the "Say I Am You" album. The song tells, in so few words, of the ebbs and flows of life and the people who move in and out of it. The Weepies aren't all sad, despite their name ... their newest album "Be My Thrill" is decidedly cheerful, if you are curious but not in the mood to be blue.

Living In Twilight

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