Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Dog Days Are Over

I've been mulling over a year-end blog post ("working on" would be an overstatement, I think), which I plan to write and post tomorrow or the next morning. In the meantime, I want to share a fabulous new artist I heard on the radio earlier today, Florence + the Machine. I'm not quite sure how to describe her style: part pop, part rock, with a soul influence on some tracks. I heard one of her songs, and I haven't been able to quit her ever since. Conveniently, the song of hers I most love also captures many of the conflicting sentiments I have swirling around right now: a regret for the past, and a readiness to get the future started.


Dog Days Are Over

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your loving, your loving behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh
 
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your loving, your loving behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

2 comments:

Cristina said...

Amazing how a song can just say it all.

Katherine said...

I was trying to figure out why this song sounded familiar until I remembered that they did it on Glee not too long ago. I loved it then, but had no idea where it came from. Now I have a new artist to explore, so thank you for sharing! Love you.

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