Thursday, March 17, 2011

Song of the Week: Such Great Heights

Sometimes a song is really good and you listen to it a million times, until you almost can't even hear it anymore. I'm glad this one kind of shuffled back.

One of my favorite things in the world is driving in the early morning to The Postal Service. Last Sunday, driving away from one of my favorite friends, with more favorites in the car and others taking up a lot of space in my heart, Such Great Heights seemed like just the thing.

I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles
In our eyes are mirror images and when
We kiss they're perfectly aligned
And I have to speculate that God himself
Did make us into corresponding shapes like
Puzzle pieces from the clay
True, it may seem like a stretch, but
Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
Head when you're away when I am missing you to death
When you are out there on the road for
Several weeks of shows and when you scan
The radio, I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great
Heights, 'come down now,' they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'come down now,' but we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave this all on your
Machine but the persistent beat it sounded
Thin upon listening
That frankly will not fly. you will hear
The shrillest highs and lowest lows with
The windows down when this is guiding you home

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