Saturday, May 07, 2011

A friend showed me the video to this song a couple weeks ago. It was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen. I was near tears and I could feel it move me. I thought it was just the beauty and romance of the video (go watch it, amazing), but then I bought the album today, and read the lyrics, and I knew why it touched and hurt so.
It's like it was written for HWMNBN and my last night. When he told me he was leaving me, and we held each other all night, crying and loving.

End Of The World
Matt Alber

I don’t want to ride this roller coaster
I think I want to get off
But they buckled me down
Like it’s the end of the world
If you don’t want to have this conversation
Then you better get out
Cause we’re climbing to our death
At least that’s what they want you to think
Just in case we jump the track
I have a confession to make
It’s something like a cork screw

I don’t wanna fall, I don’t wanna fly
I don’t wanna be dangled over
The edge of a dying romance
But I don’t wanna stop
I don’t wanna lie
I don’t wanna believe it’s over
I just wanna stay with you tonight

I didn’t mean to scream out quite so loudly
When we screeched to a halt
I’m just never prepared
For the end of the ride
Maybe we should get on something simpler
Like a giant balloon
But I’ve got two tickets left, and so do you
Instead of giving them away to some stranger
Let’s make them count, come on
Let’s get back in line again and ride the big one

Don’t you want to fall, don’t you want to fly
Don’t you want to be dangled over
The edge of this aching romance
If it’s gonna end, then I wanna know
That we squeezed out every moment
But if there’s nothing left can you tell me why
That it is you’re holding onto me
Like it’s the end of the world

1 comment:

Cheeseburgers and Pajamas said...

Hey B, checked this out per you recommendation. The original version was very touching. I was disappointed that they have created "dance" versions... Just my opinion. Anyway, there are some really reat songs out there that communicate similar sentiments. I'm so glad there are writers that can articulate feelings that give some off us a voice we have not yet found. :)