Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I have been listening to a Shawn Colvin song a lot recently. Another Plane Went Down is off her most recent cd and it draws me to another place. Sometimes the place is my night dreams, sometimes my day dreams. Sometimes it is a place i have never seen, and quite often a place i know with my eyes closed.

There is a line in the chorus, "So many other dreams...", and it has inspired me enough to give it its own blog. Lyrics follow...

Another Plane Went Down by Shawn Colvin

Another plane went down today in the
Atlantic nine miles off shore
And every single black car that goes by just
Might be yours
I haven't moved from this spot I sit here
Watching TV in bed
I wanna see if the crash was sabotage
I wanna know if everyone is dead

I remember when I was fifteen me and Liz
Would ride around
We liked to smoke in the car in the winter
With all the windows rolled down
I had a dream a plane exploded over my lake
One afternoon
I still remember the feeling when I woke up
I can't describe the magnitude

So many other dreams
The one that I had today
You and the Italian woman naked
Your fingers between her legs
She lay like a body in the water
She barely made a sound
She fell as quiet, as quiet, as a leaf falling
To the ground

Meanwhile back on earth I told you to
Fuck off and go away
I've gotta call my friend who moved from
New York to LA
Five days before Christmas last year his
Girlfriend died in a plane crash
He says the way that it happens is your heart
Is so heavy it rips away upon impact
And then you just bleed inside
You don't even feel a thing
They found her on a hill in Colombia
Intact among the debris

So many other dreams
The ones where I'm on death row
The ones where I don't know why
The ones where my parents drove
I wish I was with you now
Down at a Sixth Street bar
Laughing at the singer
Smoking in the car

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am listening to it now.. ("Another plane went down") Not sure what artist want to really but I found the explanation at "http://www.answers.com/topic/whole-new-you" credible. As far as my own perspective is concerned, I think it somehow represents fear of dreams to come.. I may be wrong.. But either way it was a very fresh song listening experience compared to songs I usually listen. Thanks for allowing the comments.

Neel (neelsmail@rediffmail.com)