Snapshots from Green Victoria (tedwords) wrote,
Snapshots from Green Victoria
tedwords

I love the coming of Spring. It's probably my favorite time of the year, and never fails to fill me with a spirit of renewal and the sense of promise.

Last night I chose to fore-go my traditional all-day listening of Jekyll and Hyde on the day of a rehearsal in favor of Belle and Sebastian's "If You're Feeling Sinister." What a great CD, especially "Seeing Other People." There's no denying what that song's about.


We lay on the bed there
Kissing just for practice
Could we please be objective?
Cause the other boys are queuing up behind us
A hand over my mouth
A hand over the window
Well, if I remain passive and you just want to cuddle
Then we should be ok, and we won't get into trouble
Cause we're seeing other people
At least that's what we say we are doing

How are you feeling?
I don't think you can be dealing
With the situation very well
You take a lover for a dirty weekend, that's ok
But when it's over
You are looking at the working week in the eyes of a gigolo

You're kissing your elbow
You're kissing your reflection
And you can't understand why all the other boys are going for the
New, tall, elegant rich kids
I'll admit it is a bitch, kid
But if they don't see the quality then it is apparent that
You're going to have to change
Or you're going to have to go with girls
You might be better off
At least they know what they're doing

We lay on the bed there
Kissing just for practice
Could we please be objective?
Cause the other boys are queuing up behind us
A hand over my mouth
A hand over the window
Well, if I remain passive and you just want to cuddle
Then we should be ok, and we won't get into trouble
Cause we're seeing other people
At least that's what we say we are doing


I love the line "You take a lover for a dirty weekend, that's ok/But when it's over/You are looking at the working week in the eyes of a gigolo," because I've experienced that feeling on more than a few occasion this past year. Plus, the song has this great piano line, which always reminds me of "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi.

But today I go back to listening to Jekyll and Hyde. I tend to favor the concept album, although there truly are some rancid lyrics in it. My current fave:

"The world has gone insane
And parasites are eating out my brain."

Now that's gotta hurt, huh?
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