Monday, June 11, 2007

diamond sea

i've got a major crush on this song by sonic youth. the first version i heard was the edited version for a cmj cd and it blew me away. the guitar, the distorsion, the beat, the lyrics! everything was perfect.

then i bought the album and i realised that the version there lasted more than 15 minutes and i was speechless. 15 minutes and more wall of sound than anything i've heard before. brilliant!

and now, the calm after the storm. the yeah yeah yeahs grab an acoustic guitar and go easy on diamond sea. feel free to download this version and use it as your indie lullaby.

diamond sea
time takes its crazy toll
and how does your mirror grow
you better watch yourself when you jump into it
'cause the mirror's gonna steal your soul
i wonder how it came to be my friend
that someone just like you has come again
you'll never, never know how close you came
until you fall in love with the diamond rain
throw all his trash away
look out he's here to stay
your mirror's gonna crack when he breaks into it
and you'll never never be the same
look into his eyes and you can see
why all the little kids are dressed in dreams
i wonder how he's gonna make it back
when he sees that you just know it's make-belief
blood crystalized as sand
and now I hope you'll understand
you reflected into his looking glass soul
and now the mirror is your only friend
look into his eyes and you will see
that men are not alone on the diamond sea
sail into the heart of the lonely storm
and tell her that you'll love her eternally
time takes its crazy toll
mirror fallin' off the wall
you better look out for the looking glass girl
'cause she's gonna take you for a fall
look into his eyes and you shall see
why everything is quiet and nothing's free
i wonder how he's gonna make her smile
when love is running wild on the diamond sea

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