Sunday, December 24, 2006

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, by The Smiths (as performed by Morrissey, Wembley Arena, 12. 2006)

It's that time of the year again. One starts recollecting and thinking about what went wrong and what went well. Of the reasons why things happened. One counts his blessings, yes, but one also counts his failures, his weaknesses, his mistakes.

One would like to be a child again (or, at least, 15, when I first listened to this song), inflate a balloon, tie this song to it and let it go toward the sky.

I've been very lucky and I have had what I wanted many times. I have also lost it. Just as one learns that one should be careful what one asks for, one should also learn how to let things -and people- go. The process hurts.

And still, one thinks, it is Christmas, and one would like to make a wish...


Andrea Catalina Cabrera Luna said...

That song is unique. The lines of that song are like wounds on the earth. Like those big deep cracks that mark the earth. (See the life I've had can make a good man turn, please please please let me get what i want. Lord knows it would be the first time)

..::Hurt::.. said...

If there's any reason I believe in God is because It's(His) constant appearance in the music I love. This performance remembers me of him visiting Mexico, of me crying and the girl next to me and his boyfriend trying to cheer me up. The best song I've ever listened in a gig.