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Still I Cling - De File
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Still I Cling
I can't find you at first. But then I see you in the back room. I want one of those Basque blueberry tarts. As I walk up to you, though, I know that's not going to happen anytime soon. It's more a sense than a smell, though they go hand in hand. You look up and pull the headphones off your head, the corner of your mouth slack with malice towards yourself. "Here," you say. I can see the composition book opened on the table, the already familiar scrawl breaking out of the ruled prison. I can hear the music getting closer. "Oh, mother, I can feel. . ." I love the song, only not now. "I've been listening to this for hours," you say, your messy red lips pursing loosely around the last vowel. It's going to be a long night.

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Current Location: 85721
Muse: Asleep - The Smiths - The World Won't Listen

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: March 31st, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 31st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thank you!
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: March 31st, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Live or The Smiths?

The Queen Is Dead is still good, but only every once in a while.

Listening to that Live album four hours makes people crazy.

A friend, M, in 1994, would take my car keys (while we were out and about, at a party, a restaurant, etc.) and go sit in my car and listen to it full blast with the windows rolled up.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 31st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like the ambiguity. It was The Smiths I had in mind, but it's better that I left it open-ended. I'm doing this thing where I write about music in a creative mode, as on that "Chelsea Girls" poem. Maybe I'll end up with a project.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: March 31st, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I read this and immediately got Suffer Little Children in my head.

"Oh you might sleep, but you will never dream...."
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: March 31st, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And, somewhat unrelated, your writing of this sort often reminds me of this cover The Wake's O Pamela:


- not as dark but still as poignant.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 31st, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ooh, thanks! I feel today like I'm starting to turn a corner in my prose. Maybe not, but I think it will happen soon. These short pieces are exercises in not providing too much information, which is my natural tendency. Restraint is a bitch. But I'm attracted to her. . .
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