I had two different concepts of something to write this week, however as time escaped me, I look to pull something from Blue Lines, that captured some of the ideas in the latter piece I wanted to write. When perusing my manuscript, I happened upon the scene at the fictional World Wide Lounge (based on Atlanta’s now defunct Yin Yang Cafe) were during a pivotal conversation/argument between Keypsiia Walker and Blue Hurt early in their friendship, after his poetry reading.
Words are powerful, and the song amazes my because of such. For one to ask these questions of another seems out of place, and direct, but many expect to get these answers, without the questions being asked.
This song is a song that I hold very close to my heart, though the tone seems sad or grim, I actually used elements of the piece during an extremely important recommendation. And it’s my karaoke go to song.
To be fair, Eddie Vedder explained it as such, “It’s a harsh one, because then your truest one is the one you can’t have forever.” I’d hat eto agree with that.
Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard
Sheets of empty canvas
Untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me
As her body once did
All five horizons
Revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed
Has taken a turn