Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Tunes (11)

I love Greg Laswell. I really do. He's everything I love about music.

Choosing a favorite Greg Laswell song is like choosing a favorite kid, I imagine. I actually imagine it's a bit more difficult, since none of my Greg Laswell songs have drawn on my walls, woken me in the middle of the night, or pooped on me.

This is the one I find myself listening to the most.

I love the story here. He's still so in love with this girl. So much that he has to just get away from her. I think "you're all over this city" is my very favorite line. When I listen to this song, I sing that line at the very top of my lungs.

Even though this song is more upbeat than a lot of his stuff, that doesn't mean it's not sad. In fact, I think these pretty heart-wrenching lyrics set to this somewhat perky tune really ads to the meaning of the lyrics. He's trying to pretend he's ok, but he's really, really not.

UNF Greg Laswell.



The One I Love - Greg Laswell

I'm all packed up now early in the morning
I'll take my leave
I'll bring your words along with me
maybe one day they will mean something

For now they buzz and crumble down
A little bit too easily
From a time that I am not quite over
What the hell is wrong with me?

I might be gone a little while
I guess we'll see
I gotta make a home outta somewhere
And you're all over this city

And it'll take a flight to figure out
Where I'm gonna finally land
And the time it takes for me get there
I'll be one to start again

But I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running
Running away from
The only thing I want
Yeah, I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running
Running away from the one I love

And as the plane lifts off
I'll write you a letter, to say goodbye
And I will make it long and maybe lie just a little 
Tell you that I'm doing fine

Then I'll send it out and let things be
If not for you
For me and for the time I've spent 

Foolishly loving thee

But I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running
Running away from
The only thing I want
Yeah, I should probably say that I'm unsure why I'm running
Running away from the one I love

2 comments:

  1. I like how he's singing with his eyes shut like that. It makes me feel like he's trying to think of her and not think of her at the same time.

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  2. Love, love, love the comment about all the glorious things that come with kids. Cracked me up! :)

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