Tuesday, 3 July 2012
"Would you want me when I'm not myself?
Wait it out while I am someone else?"
I was just listening to this song - and was struck by how much I relate to it.
But then, I remember relating to it when it came out, eleven years ago. That was a whole different decade and I was a completely different shoe size.
Back then, it was a song about saying 'I'm not myself, will you stick around while I figure it out?'
Now it's saying something different.
Life is 99% a period of adjustment, where we think we're on our way to being the people we're gonna be.
But this is it. We are who we are and the thing you did four minutes, that is who you are.
And the thing you think you'll do next week is meaningless; just like the things you said you'd do eleven years ago that you never got round to.
"Suppose I said,
You're my saving grace?"
That's the only honest line in the song. And he isn't even saying it, cause he's too afraid. It's a hypothetical.
There's a song on his new album 'Born and Raised' called "Love Is A Verb."
"Love ain't a crutch
It ain't an excuse
No you can't get through love
On just a pile of I-O-U's"