"Fell In Love With A Girl"

Monday, January 16, 2012

source: entertainment.ca.msn.com

I had a hankering to listen to Gavin DeGraw's song "I'm In Love With A Girl" the other day for no apparent reason (I don't particularly enjoy his music and I think a lot of his songs sound the same), and while I was searching for the video on YouTube, I stumbled across "Fell In Love With A Girl" by The White Stripes:

About two lines into the song, I kept saying, "These lyrics sound SO familiar, but I'm sure I've never heard this song before ... I don't really listen to The White Stripes." And when I got to the chorus, I realized that it was the "girl version" of Joss Stone's "Fell In Love With A Boy." Except, of course, The White Stripes' song came first.

I think I might be one of the few people in the world who did not know this, but I forgive myself. I didn't love the version above but found an acoustic version, which I now can't stop listening to:

Love these lyrics: 
Fell in love with a girl
fell in love once and almost completely
she's in love with the world
but sometimes these feelings
can be so misleading ...

can't keep away from the girl
these two sides of my brain
need to have a meeting
can't think of anything to do
my left brain knows that
all love is fleeting

The lyrics kind of remind me of the song "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall ("and everything around her is a silver pool of light / the people who surround her feel the benefit of it / it makes you calm / she holds you captivated in her palm"), except much less descriptive.

So that's the song that's been on my mind for the past week ...

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