Monday, 4 April 2011

30 Day Music Challenge: Day Twenty-Two

Day 22: A Song That You Listen To When You're Sad

Ok, despite what I said in the last post, this is the easiest question to answer! There was only ever one band I was going to choose for this, primarily because their music is the definition of melancholy - Bon Iver. Anyone who deals with a break-up by locking themselves in a cabin in Wisconsin and writing an album called "For Emma, Forever Ago" is going to write some spell-bindingly sad music. The timing of this album also chimes quite well with my life - it was released at a time when I really needed to listen to a lot of sad music and it's an album I come back to whenever I feel down. There's also a song written for one of the Twilight films called Roslyn which is in the same vein. If you haven't heard this album I really would recommend you give it a listen. However probably my favourite song is Skinny Love - it makes my heart ache just listening to the words. Given that today is Monday and that I feel ill it's also quite appropriately depressing...

"Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

I tell my love to wreck it all

Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in the moment this order's tall

And I told you to be patient

And I told you to be fine
And I told you to be balanced
And I told you to be kind
And in the morning I'll be with you
But it will be a different kind
And I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines"

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