2006-12-05

tiny vessels - death cab for cutie

This is the moment that you know
That you told her that you loved her but you don't.
You touch her skin and then you think
That she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.

I spent two weeks in Silverlake
The California sun cascading down my face
There was a girl with light brown streaks,
And she was beautiful but she didn't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she was beautiful but she didn't mean a thing to me.

I wanted to believe in all the words that I was speaking,
As we moved together in the dark
And all the friends that I was telling
All the playful misspellings
and every bite I gave you left a mark

Tiny vessels oozed into your neck
And formed the bruises
That you said you didn't want to fade
But they did, and so did I that day

All I see are dark grey clouds
In the distance moving closer with every hour
So when you ask "Is something wrong?"
I think "You're damn right there is but we can't talk about it now.
No, we can't talk about it now."

So one last touch and then you'll go
And we'll pretend that it meant something so much more
But it was vile, and it was cheap
and you are beautiful but you don't mean a thing to me
yeah you are beautiful but you don't mean a thing to me



I was listening to this song this morning, and it kind of occurred to me, I bet there are a lot of couples who have this experience, couples who have been together for years - that one day they wake up, look over at the other person, and think something like "you are beautiful, but you don't mean a thing to me...", and that kills me... so many people are so broken in terms of how to relate to each other, how to give and receive and have no idea what it even means for someone to really MEAN something to them... for a person to be unique in all the world, so that all the stars sparkle because somewhere in the world that one person exists...

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