Sunday, 11 April 2010

anything to make you smile

Abs Hi everyone. Sorry we fell off the the earth last week (and the week before that). We've all been very busy what with trips to Vegas and cute puppies and Jennie! and Joe! moved in together. Plus also you guys hurt our feelings a little bit when you didn't ask for advice. Wah wah.

To get our spirits back up and get back into the grooove of things, we're talking about music. Cause music is a really big deal around here.



Choosing a favorite song is difficult for me because, unlike Kat, music is more something I listen to and less part of who I am. (Conversely, I'd say TV is part of who I am and something that she watches. Isn't it interesting the way we're all different? Snowflakes, every one.) I've previously mentioned the haunting songs of my epic feelings and every song mentioned there would still qualify for "favorite song" status especially Youth Group's cover of Forever Young which still remains the number one played song on my iTunes despite the fact that I've listened to The National's Boxer every day since the beginning of time. (Friday, before I had thought to turn on my music, my office mate coworker with whom I've shared an office with five years and has never once mentioned my music or my OCD way of playing the same album every day, asked me to turn on Boxer. I was like, seriously, you know the name of this album? You like it? I thought you were sitting in silent torture all these years.)

Since those songs had their epic moments of my life, I've had few epic moments of my own. That's mostly due to aging; I am, after all, much less dramatic then I was in my early 20s. But Band of Horses' No One's Gonna Love You feels just as epic and I can't place why. I can't put my finger on the epic Abigail life moment it should align with.



I've been in love with someone since January. And it's a sort of pathetic, unrequited love. Something I try not to talk much about on the internet because if he sees it, well, I don't want to look like a crazy stalker. But I think the song is somehow linked. You know me. I don't love someone unless it's epic. Unless it's looking like a limb torn off.



Plus, you know, I ship Chuck and Sarah hard.



But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one's gonna love you more than I do

And anything to make you smile
It is my better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over then back to another one

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one's gonna love you more than I do

But someone,
They could have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing's tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now,
It's tumbling down
Hard.

Anything to make you smile
You are the ever-living ghost of what once was
I never want to hear you say
That you'd be better off
Or you liked it that way

But no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one's gonna love you more than I do

But someone
They should have warned you
When things start splitting at the seams and now
The whole thing's tumbling down
Things start splitting at the seams and now
If things start splitting at the seams and now,
It's tumbling down
Hard.

6 comments:

Heather Anne said...

Look, don't get upset. But sometimes I secretly ship You/Bryce.

Ashley said...

Sometimes I think it might be nice to love someone in a way that is not pathetic and unrequited. It's nice to have a dream.

kat said...

this is some excellent music, friend.

Jennie said...

I am going to start shipping you and your unrequited love, I hope that's OK.

eclectic said...

This is just so much better than when things start splitting at the seams at my house... the words "needle" and "thread" start getting thrown around, and I don't think those are English words, or if so, they must not be very nice ones because I have no idea what they mean. All I'm saying is, if someone has inspired your love, he is a very lucky someone and I hope he's not so dumb as to not know his fortune.

mysterygirl! said...

I, too, will start shipping for your love.

And that BoH song is awesome. Good choice.