Sunday, November 18, 2012

On "Us"

Ben Kweller wrote this song for his wife on their anniversary.
The young Kweller is only 26, but has been with his wife for 13 years. . .
 
It makes sense. . . it seems to be more about young love - all the things that happen before life really gets in the way. I miss the idea of all these things. . .
Oh, to be young and in love again. . .
 
this song helps.
 

Thirteen 


cold, couple, mountain, nature
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Ben Kweller
 
We've been in the rain
we've been on the mountain


we've been round the fire
In fancy hotels
drank water from farm wells
we sang with the choir

I kissed your dry lips
We jumped off the high cliffs
and splashed down below

skin to skin
in the salty river
made love in the shadow
woooah ooh

read books to each other
read the mind of the other
flew one thousand jets

we laughed and we cried
at movies and real life
and our ridiculous bets

we danced in the moonlight at midnight
we pressed against back doors and wood floors
and you never faked it

and frequently
we ignored our love
but we could never mistake it
oooh ooh

we met on the front porch
fell in love on the phone
without the physical wreck

you gave me the necklace
that used to hang
around your mothers neck

we questioned religions
fed bread to the pigeons
we learned how to pray

we stood by the ocean
turned our hearts in to one
we layed in bed all day
heeey

we skipped on the sidewalk
skipped stones on the water
we skipped town

we've seen the sunrise with new eyes
we've seen the damage of gossip and true lies
we've seen the sun go down

had passionate makeouts
and passionte freakouts
we built this world of our own

it was in the back of a taxi
when you told me you loved me
and that i wasnt alone

car, couple, life, lights
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