mix tape 1990 flashback



this song breathed life into me when i listened to it tonight, it’s from an old mix tape a friend made when i worked with him at the record store, and i haven’t heard it in so so so long…i can’t deny that it makes me think of the man on the other side of the atlantic who still holds the scraps of my heart that he doesn’t even want.  i live my daily reality and i still hear his voice across the wire, bouncing back and forth the affection and the ambivalence, no longer trying to make sense of it, no longer trying to answer any questions, just letting it sit out in the rain and be. two days in february

I hung your picture on the wall…and that’s all it is I break my fingers to make a call…and that’s all it is I know you’re living way out west and I don’t think that I confessed Everything I feel

You say you got no faith in things that you can’t see Well I’m sorry I ain’t there with you, but you ain’t here with me And I’m down in all my fears But I ain’t cryin’ no tears over you

‘Cause everything’s wrong Well it’s all right Everything’s wrong Well it’s all right

You said that this is crazy, you’re a half a world away Well I’m sitting and I’m thinking but I didn’t know what to say So I said something I can’t touch, I always want way too much Anyway…

‘Cause everything’s wrong Well it’s all right Everything’s wrong Well it’s all right

I hung your picture on the wall, but that’s all it is I break my fingers to make a call and that’s all it is I know you’re living way out west Don’t get me wrong I’m not impressed With you no more 

the video of this song is an old rescued recording found on youtube, and i remember listening to this along with “shivers” by nick cave (boys next door, not the bad seeds)

then, atop this, there lay a happy little song on the same mix tape, ‘love is the law’ by the suburbs…wish i could find this stuff on iTunes…sigh…but fortunately another song i still have the EP for, a little song called ‘sliver’ by a local northwest band called nirvana 🙂

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