PRESAGE…

Posted on August 17, 2010

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presage. noun. prediction, indication.

as i was playing in itunes today, to fill my first and only ipod iphone, i ran across an interesting song.

it was the one i forced my brother to learn to play, via electric guitar, so i could walk down the aisle to it, to doom on my wedding day.  it was a strange choice, but the only thing M really wanted (besides plastic forks, cheap wine, a table full of checks and a side-bride).  the intro is pretty so i never even bothered to listen to the whole song.  and even if i had, i probably wouldn’t have been able to decipher the mumbles that are meant to be lyrics.

but for some reason, during a rotation of benny & the jets (beastie boys), imagine (john lennon) and the sunshine song (jason mraz), i saw it blaring there.  so i played it.  and i laughed harder than i have laughed in a LONGlongLONG time.

the first thing that really stood out was that it had absolutely NOTHING to do with love.  and granted, the intro is still beautiful, but why, OH WHY, would i agree to walk down the aisle to a song that says “i don’t want to stay” no less than five times!?!!!

that is beyond foreshadowing.  i think i need to write a book.

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yellow ledbetter/pearl jam

unsealed, on a porch a letter sat
then you said i wanna leave it again
once i saw her on a beach of weathered sand
and on the sand i wanna leave it again
on a weekend i wanna wish it all away
and they called and i said that i want what i said
then i call out again
and the reason ought to leave her calm i know
i said i know what i wear not the boxer or the bag

ah yeah, can you see them
out on the porch , but they don’t wave
i see them round the front way
and i know and i know i don’t want to stay

make me cry

i see, oh, i don’t know why there’s something else
i wanna go my own way
i said i don’t i don’t know whether i was the boxer or the bag

ah yeah can you see them
out on the porch yeah but they don’t wave
i see them round the front way
and i know and i know i don’t want to stay at all

i don’t want to stay
i don’t want to stay
i don’t want to stay

i don’t, don’t want to…

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