Monday, 10 November 2008
MUSIC - Told You I Should Go To Bed
Really, should a song as upbeat as this have lyrics as crushingly apt as this? Prince can stuff his 'Nothing Compares 2 U' up his plush purple velveteen hole. These lyrics by Stephen merritt of 'The Magnetic Fields' still hold true.
I don't want to get over you.
I guess I could take a sleeping pill
and sleep at will and not have to
go through what I go through.
I guess I should take Prozac, right,
and just smile all night at somebody new,
Somebody not too bright but sweet and kind
who would try to get you off my mind.
I could leave this agony behind
which is just what I'd do if I wanted to,
but I don't want to get over you
cause I don't want to get over love.
I could listen to my therapist,
pretend you don't exist
and not have to dream of what I dream of;
I could listen to all my friends
and go out again and pretend it's enough,
or I could make a career of being blue-
-I could dress in black and read Camus,
smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth
like I was 17 that would be a scream
but I don't want to get over you.