09 February 2011

Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - From Above


Nick Hornby, sancılı bir kitap çıkarabilirdi bu hikayeden.. Uğraşmamış; şarkı sözüne bağlamayı tercih etmiş.. Beyne giden yol gözden değil, kulaktan geçiyor bu sefer.. Ama yine aynı yere çıkıyor.. Ağzının ortasına vuruyor sindirmeden önce.. "Sure we all have soulmates but we walk past them every day, oh no!" dediğinde iğneler batırıyor göğsüne.. "Maybe that's how books get written, maybe that's why songs get sung, maybe we owe the unlucky ones.." ile duvardan duvara vuruyor.. Bıraktığı yer ise sakıncalı, alabildiğine bataklık.. Çıkmak için çaba gerekiyor, hem de çok..


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They even looked at each other once across a crowded bar 
He was with Martha, she was with Tom 
Neither of them really knew what was going on 
Strange feeling of never 
Heartbeats becoming synchronized 
And staying that way forever
Most of the time it was just near misses 
Air kisses, once at a bookstore, once at a party 
She came in as he was leaving 
And years ago at the movies, she sat behind him 
A 6:30 showing of 'While You Were Sleeping' 
He never once looked around 
It's so easy from above 
You can really see it all 
People who belong together 
Lost and sad and small 
But there's nothing to be done for them 
It doesn't work that way 
Sure we all have soulmates but we walk past them every day, oh no 
And it's not like they were ever actually unhappy in the lives they lived
He married Martha, she married Tom 
Just this vague notion that something was wrong 
A naked absence, a phantom limb 
An itch that could never be scratched 
Neither of them knew what was going on 
A strange feeling of never 
Heartbeats becoming synchronized 
And staying that way forever 
Who knows whether that's how it should be 
Maybe our ghosts live in that vacancy 
Maybe that's how books get written 
Maybe that's why songs get sung 
Maybe we owe the unlucky ones 
Maybe that's how books get written 
Maybe that's why songs get sung 
Maybe we owe the unlucky ones

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