15 October 2010

You have been loved

This song is one of my favorites from a really talented Australian artist, Sia, who is one of the most evocative singers I've seen live, despite her initially bubbly, girlish demeanor. It played in my mix of music tonight while driving home from a friend's house where part of the discussion was about my summer romance. I found myself thinking, "Hm, it's late, and I'm tired, and I've talked about the breakup tonight and listened to this evocative song which is apropos (minus the substance use references), but I've not broken down at all and feel tenderness for what is in the past, healing over with optimism for whatever's ahead. Good sign." I won't go into details of conflicted feelings over letting go vs. holding on "just in case" (which I remind myself is a fantasy) or having had a rough day last Sunday: those don't matter because today has been good, and I see no option but to keep letting go and moving on. And tomorrows will be better.

You shot me up, yeah
You filled my cup, oh
You sailed my boat
You were my last hope
You took my very last hope away

Oh you, you have been loved by someone good
And you, you will be loved by somebody good
You have been loved

You dropped the bomb
And now you’re gone
I held you dear
You swallowed my fears
And now I’ve drunk my last beer with you

Oh you, you have been loved by someone good
And you, you will be loved
Oh will you ever know
That the bitterness and anger left me long ago
Only sadness remains
And it will pass

Yeah you you will be loved by somebody good
By somebody good

Incidentally, if you aren't familiar with Sia's music but are interested, get familiar with it and her earlier work with Zero 7. Hers was one of the most enjoyable, emonerdindietastic concerts I've been to. It opened like this but on a stage like the one in the above video:

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