"Realize," Colbie Caillat

Monday, February 20, 2012

source: last.fm
Colbie Caillat is one of those artists who I like but I hardly take the time to listen to. I have a lot of artists on my iPod who serve the same "purpose" as Colbie: they're artists I only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I guess I've been in the mood for Colbie lately.

Although I have her newest album, I think her first album ("Coco") is my favorite, with her sophomore "Breakthrough" following very closely behind. "Coco" is my favorite because it's a touch more melancholy than "Breakthrough," though the sad songs on "Breakthrough" are definitely sadder. I feel like the progression of the moods of her albums is really similar to A Fine Frenzy's, and maybe even Taylor Swift's, and that is sad and serious, quirky and poppy, then finally, happy and dancey. Maybe.

Anyway, although "Magic," "Fallin' For You" and "I Won't" are my favorite Colbie Caillat songs, "Realize" is the one I've been listening to the most lately.

I've felt this song for a couple people since I first heard it. I love the lyrics "take time to realize that I am on your side / didn't I, didn't I tell you," probably because I'm always a little too shy in trying to make the other person see how I feel about them, always hoping that they'll come to their senses without my having to say it outright. And oftentimes that ends up backfiring, with it seeming like I'm actually fighting against them instead of for them.

I've also been listening a lot to "The Little Things," which seems like the complementary video to "Realize," as it features the same love interest. I like this song because it captures the essence of falling in love, when it's still fun and carefree and kind of tentative: "the little things you do to me / are taking me over, I wanna show ya / everything inside of me / like a nervous heart that is crazy beating" and "I'm not gonna stand here, feeling lonely / but I don't regret it and I don't think it / was just a waste of time."

I think maybe the nice weather here in Taipei's got my head spinning a little. :)

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