Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton
"It might be simple, it might be true, I might be overwhelmed by you
You might be empty, the way your eyes just look right through
It’s such a mess now anyway, wish fulfillment every day
I don’t believe you, now I can’t hear a word you say […]
I’m still on your side, in spite of everything you do
We’re only blood on blood on life, you paint me pictures every night
Come wish beside me, don’t you know you know what’s right…”
"I hear you purring through a supersoul…"
"You stole something from me
Can’t say what, just know it’s gone now.”
- Of Montreal, from It’s Just So
"I don’t wonder why I love you, I don’t have to know. It’s just so. I adore you from your head down to your baby toe. It’s just so. Sometimes I get scared and hesitate because it seems strange to be so intimate. It makes me uncomfortable but I’ll get used to it. I don’t want to hide it now I need to let it show. It’s just so. When you hold me close I feel a warm and happy glow. It’s just so. Sometimes I’m unsure if you’re the one or my best friend who I’m clinging to. My feelings change so quickly so I’ll trust you to lead me."
- Of Montreal, from If You Feel You Must Go, Don’t Go!
"I love you completely.
Please, I don’t want you to go, though are not content here with me, and you feel you must go."
"I know there aren’t too many people
Who allow themselves to say what they feel,
So I was watching your eyes,
In case they just might say something.”
She said, “baby you can see me”
I said, “baby, I just sense”
Mazzy Star, performing "Halah" c. Oct. 2,1994, Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre: "…surely don’t stay long I’m missing you now, it’s like I told you I’m over you somehow, before I close the door I need to hear you say goodbye, baby won’t you change your mind?" (x)
"Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mazzy Star performing Fade Into You in 1994 (MTV): ”A stranger’s light comes on slowly, a stranger’s heart without a home, you put your hands into your head, and then smiles cover your heart…”
"I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do…
I believe in you
I’ll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live, to breathe
You’re taking over me […] ” (x)
If you wanna be free, don’t think about me
Don’t you look in my eyes
Don’t you hang around me
No more, Oh
The thing that you want is what’s killing me
Don’t you dare take my hand
If you won’t be FREE, Oh No! (x)
- Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique, from Wonder
"Whatever you may think of me
You know that there’ll never be
Someone who loves you more than I do."
- The Waterboys, from This Is The Sea
"You’ve got a war in your head
And it’s tearing you up inside."