Dont fall in love with everyone you meet
Share on Twitter Open share drawer It was the worst day of my life. I am one of those people that falls in love with everyone they meet, and while it hurts like hell sometimes, there's not a thing I would change about it.
Okkervil River sounds like a loose outfit; their self-released debut, Stars Too Small to Use was raw, shambling stuff, but with this new record they're starting to pull it together.
The songwriting is impressively poignant, and the music is as tight and comforting as any old noose: under producer and engineer Brian Beattie's wing, the band has filled out and arranged these songs beautifully with every southern-flavored instrument you could dream up-- mandolin, pedal steel, fiddle, organ, and strings and horns.
Damned if "My Bad Days," for one, isn't as stark as they come: Sheff can sound like a man who's been beaten back to a lost little boy. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you.
Anyway, there isn't room enough in the trunk for a third body. You keep trying to be the difference maker, the one who can put a smile on someone's face when all they want to do is frown, the shoulder to cry on when the world comes crashing down around them. Okkervil River sounds like a loose outfit; their self-released debut, Stars Too Small to Use was raw, shambling stuff, but with this new record they're starting to pull it together. So, this is for you, for the ones who can relate to exactly what I'm saying, for those of you who care relentlessly and try to find some good in everyone, even when everyone else in your life is screaming at you to stop because "it's hopeless," but you can't believe that. Calms the nerves, though. Someone once told me that it was those that had the hearts of gold, the ones that cared relentlessly that were going to change the world someday, and I wholeheartedly believe that. She didn't look too happy, but hell, she doesn't know how close she came to having something awful happen to her, 'cause I know I'm still in a funny mood. You can bounce back and you know you will, because you always do, so you keep moving forward with it. You go into situations knowing chances are, you're going to get hurt, but you don't let that sway you, because as long as you can make that difference to someone else, as long as they don't get hurt, that's what matters. You question everything you've known and why you put yourself through this, even though you know damn well in a few days, you'll be back to doing the same thing. And there's my mutt sitting on the floor, watching them go at it with his stupid dog-grin.
Satan was arm-wrestling for my soul, but this time the Lord won: I hit the gas and skidded away before she got to my door. Calms the nerves, though. Nothing is ever truly hopeless, nor is any single human being on this planet.
I've learned so much from every person I've ever met, and I believe that, for better or for worse, they've all taught me something. In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Whether it's falling in love with someone as a best friend, falling in love with someone as an individual you respect and idolize, falling in love with someone for their passions and dedications, or maybe even something that faintly brushes against that true love, they're all sensations ever so familiar to me.
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