it’s like you took the giant christmas tree at rockafeller centre and you spread it out paper thin. but you were careful not to break a bulb, and then you mirrored it a million fold to shine and shine and shine along. and there’s a tap on my knee. bring up your seat back please, she says. but i know she means, if you feel like dancing, dance with me. and some of the lights below shine directly on the people i know. their lives take such strange shapes. but how together they appear from above. i guess that could be love. my friends, my friends, i’m coming home
This song is about someone finding an unwanted piano on the side of the road and taking it home. Every time I hear it I feel sad, happy, melancholic, elated — you know, as tumblr puts it “the feels”. When I got in the car to pick up Chinese food it came on and I had the usual emotional experience. Then it was followed by ‘Ex Girl to the Next Girl’ by Gang Starr. And then Mandy Patinkin sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Mis. My iPod is schizophrenic.