still getting a hang of this video embedding thing…if you have advice, let me know!
this one is from rachael yamagata, and it’s called elephants. if it doesn’t make you sad, there’s something wrong with you.
i forget how i came across it…somebody mentioned her name in an interview, i think. i’ve only listened to one of her other songs and it was very pop and very lame, but this one is definitely a stand out.
ps, for most of these songs i’ve posted so far, it’s the first time i’ve seen the videos. i remember once, mom told me she thought that music videos were a bad idea, because they might change the way you might see the song. anybody know how to just post an audio clip? in the meantime, maybe push play, follow the lyrics below, and prepare for some INTENSE IMAGERY.
If the elephants have past lives yet are destined to always remember It's no wonder how they scream Like you and I they must have some temper And I am dreaming of them on the plains Dirtying up their beds Watching for some sign of rain to cool their hot heads And how dare that you send me that card when I'm doing all that I can do You are forcing me to remember when all I want is to just forget you If the tiger shall protect her young then tell me how did you slip by All my instincts have failed me for once I must have somehow slept the whole night And I am dreaming of them with their kill Tearing it all apart Blood dripping from their lips and teeth sinking into heart And how dare that you say you'll call When you know I need some peace of mind If you have to take sides with the animals Won't you do it with one who is kind And if the hawks in the trees need the dead If you're living you don't stand a chance For a time though you share the same bed There are only two ends to this dance You can flee with your wounds just in time or lie there as he feeds Watching yourself ripped to shreds and laughing as you bleed So for those of you falling in love keep it kind Keep it good Keep it right Throw yourself in the midst of danger but keep one eye open at night