Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Half Gifts

The Cocteau Twins are a band I listen to everyday. I was introduced to them 13 years ago by someone who had quite an effect on me. They're from Scotland and were known more in the 80's than they are now. This song is called "Half Gifts," and it's one of my absolute favorites. I resonate to it and I belong to it. It's meaning has changed to me over the years, but it still strikes me so deep. Only music has this power:
"I just have to know how to be in the process
of creating things in a better way
And it hurts but it's a lie that I can't handle it
I still have a world of me-ness to fullfill
I still have a life, and it's a rich one, even with mourning
Even with grief and sadness
I still care about this planet
I am still connected to nature
And to my dreams and myself
I have my friends
My family
I have myself
I still have ME."

1 comment:

emetic sage said...

i really liked these videos...

i love elizabeth fraser's voice -- so ethereal.

and sigur ros is great too. like the best of bjork's music, it makes you feel like part of an icelandic landscape.