Now i’ve been sitting on this abandoned beach for years Waiting for the salty water to cover up my ears But every time the tide come in to take me home I get scared, and I’m sitting here alone. — Regina Spektor, from “Folding Chair,” Far. (June 9, 2009) Label: Sire.
Man, I’m sick of doubt. ― Jim Morrison, from “Severed Garden,” An American Prayer. Released: November 17, 1978. Label: Elektra/Asylum Records.
Don’t treat me like I am something that happened to you. ― Ani DiFranco, from “Adam and Eve,” Dilate. Release Date: May 1, 1996, Label: Righteous Babe.
You’re young until you’re not. You love until you don’t. You try until you can’t. You laugh until you cry. You cry until you laugh. And everyone must breathe until their dying breath. — Regina Spektor, from “On the Radio,” Begin To Hope. Release Date: June 12, 2006. Label: Sire.
I loved you when you opened Like a lily to the heat. I’m just another snowman Standing in the rain and sleet, Who loved you with his frozen love His second-hand physique – With all he is, and all he was A thousand kisses deep. — Leonard Cohen, from “A Thousand Kisses Deep” Early version… Continue reading Leonard Cohen
Now I need your hidden love, I’m cold as a new razor blade. You left when I told you I was curious… I never said that I was brave. — Leonard Cohen, from “So Long Marianne,” Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
There’s no prayer like desire. — Tom Waits, from “Black Market Baby,” Mule Variations. (1999)