Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dolphins, by Tim Buckley


I decided to stop listening to your songs for a while. Your voice and your words made me cry so much that I couldn't stand to hear them anymore. I cried and cried and felt pity for myself. There were days in which I couldn't work properly or even actually function after I heard the Song from Room 109.
Then I went to the mountains and had lots of time to spend listening to music, making bedtime stories, sleeping and getting the most awful cold. One of those days I had good internet conection so I decided to surf through the most fantastic thing I've seen in the last weeks. I was out searching for the Dolphins in the sea, and found them.
You had the gift. You understood things that I wasn't ready to understand.

This old world will never change the way it's been
And all the ways of war won't change it back again


But hey, when your world is turned upside down there's a resistance to think it's changed forever, to think there's no way back. In spite of the wars. In spite of the words. Once you lose the battle, you've lost it forever. You might win again one day, but that other lost battle will still be there.

3 comments:

Ernesto said...

"Once you lose the battle, you've lost it forever. You might win again one day, but that other lost battle will still be there."


Ouch. So painfully true...

Andrea Catalina Cabrera Luna said...

ernesto, thanx for putting the video in the post, I didn't know how to do it! Tim is so sweet that everyone had to see him -and that wonderful band- performing.

Hilda said...

Beautiful, sweetie!
Cheers!