Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Weepies

No, I'm not writing about my emotional state. I've been searching for a long time to explain the genre of music that I like best. CCM is usually too trite. Country is a little too flannel. Rock is too hard. Pop is too young. So I found this radio station through itunes called Radio Acoustic. (check under Americana in case you'd like to look.) It's a little more folksy, celtic, and alternative than what you usually find and it amuses me, though I hardly know any songs, except for maybe a remake of Seal's "Kissed by a Rose" and it wasn't anything to write home about (although, that is kind of what I'm doing here...hmmm....I digress) So I heard this band, The Weepies, playing a song called "somebody loved" and I like it a lot. So I bought the song. I don't know if I can reccommend the whole CD since I see another song on the album (incidently named Happiness) was titled "Dating a Porn Star." But here it is....

Somebody Loved
Words and music by Deb Talan and Steve Tannen

Rain turns the sand into mud
Wind turns the trees into bone
Stars turning high up above
You turn me into somebody loved.

Nights when the heat had gone out
We danced together alone
Cold turned our breath into clouds
We never said what we were dreaming of
But you turned me into somebody loved.

Someday when we're old and worn
Like two softened shoes
I will wonder on how I was born
The night I first ran away from you.

Now my feet turn the corner back home
Sun turns the evening to rose
Stars turning high up above
You turn me into somebody loved.

©2002 Deb Talan & Steve Tannen (ASCAP/BMI). All rights reserved.

About 12 years ago, Robb turned me into somebody loved. It's been transformational for me in so many ways....and it's exactly like a girl always dreams of it.

10 years ago, I found out that God had made me somebody loved before time began.

So I played that song over and over yesterday just to remind myself.

No weepies today.

2 comments:

Robb said...

You make me weepy. I love you, baby.

And I want to check out that porn star song.

A said...

Check out The Arcade Fire's album "Funeral". It sounds like it would fit what you're listening to. I have a copy if you want to copy it when you get down here.

The song that was played over the PA in Chicago just prior to U2 emerging on stage is by them, titled "Wake Up."

They were in the studio recording their album and I think 4 family members of various band members died in a short period of time while they were trying to record. So they scrapped the songs they had already written and allowed their feelings from dealing with all the deaths to overflow from them in music. "Funeral" is the result. It is pretty funky, but it has grown on me quite a bit.

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