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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

february 13th is not valentine's day

yes, i am still here. the past few days i've been in san diego for a conference for work/school. full days of listening to people speak about orthopaedic research. it's all quite boring, actually. but san diego is undoubtedly on my list of places to live, so it's not all bad, i guess.

anyway, the calendar is telling me that a certain day is approaching. today is february 13th. today is not valentine's day. but that does not mean that you and yours can't act like it is. you'll see tomorrow that i at least like to pretend to have a cynical attitude towards february 14th. when really i am quite the opposite. it's just that, like christmas, the commercialization of some holidays seems to render them meaningless. so just because valentine's day isn't until tomorrow is no reason for me to wait to post a song like this today. and it's no reason for you not to adore your valentine today. and tomorrow. and the next day.

the postal service : "brand new colony" mp3
from the lp give up (subpop, 2003)
i'll be the grapes fermented
bottled and served with the table set
in my finest suit, like a perfect gentleman

i'll be the fire escape
that's bolted to the ancient brick
where you will sit and contemplate your day

i'll be the waterwings
that save you if you start drowning
in an open tab when your judgment's on the brink

i'll be the phonograph
that plays your favorite albums back
as you're lying there, drifting off to sleep

i'll be the platform shoes
and undo what heredity's done to you
you won't have to strain to look into my eyes

i'll be your winter coat
buttoned and zipped straight to the throat
with the collar up so you won't catch cold

i want to take you far
from the cynics in this town
and kiss you on the mouth
we'll cut our bodies free
from the tethers of this scene
start a brand new colony
where everything will change
we'll give ourselves new names
(identities erased)
the sun will heat the ground
under our bare feet
in this brand new colony

everything will change...

1 Comments:

Anonymous BtoFu said...

Excellent choice of song..I've had this one in mind too for Valentines Day. ^_^

February 13, 2007 at 11:41 AM  

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