Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Paperweight

It's not a book, but a song. With freaking amazing lyrics. Since my birthday a few weeks ago, I have to admit that I have been quite contemplative and pretty melancholy. I attribute this mainly to the time of year: I loathe the Fall. Everyone I know says I shouldn't live here but instead some place that is warm and sunny all the time. Easier said than done. The other reason I'm in a funk is because I'm still single. This normally doesn't bother me much at all. I am generally a very happy person with great friends and family. But tie in this crappy season with my yearly sense of loneliness and I could pretty much cry when the wind shifts.

Since I was old enough to like boys (a long, long time ago) I have always kept my ear out for the perfect wedding song. Of course the picks change as music styles change; I think I've had a million over the years. Which brings me to this fantastic song by Joshua Radin, featuring Schuyler Fisk. I've already listened to Paperweight about 5 times this morning and get chills every time I hear the sexy, yet comforting lyrics. Being the music geek that I am, I had to add them to this post for your enjoyment.

Been up all night staring at you
wondering what's on your mind
i've been this way with so many before
but this feels like the first time
you want the sunrise to go back to bed
i want to make you laugh
mess up my bed with me
kick off the covers i'm waiting
every word you say i think
i should write down
don't want to forget come daylight
happy to lay here
just happy to be here
i'm happy to know you
play me a song
your newest one
please leave your taste on my tongue
paperweight on my back
cover me like a blanket
mess up my bed with me
kick off the covers i'm waiting
every word you say i think
i should write down
don't want to forget come daylight
and no need to worry
that's wastin time
and no need to wonder
what's been on my mind
it's you
it's you
it's you
every word you say i think
i should write down
don't want to forget come daylight
and i give up
i let you win
you win cause i'm not counting
you made it back
to sleep again
wonder what you're dreaming