Stars — Your Ex-Lover is Dead
Album: Set Yourself on Fire
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
God, that was strange to see you again
Introduced by a friend of a friend
Smiled and said, "Yes, I think we've met before"
In that instant it started to pour

Captured a taxi despite all the rain
We drove in silence across Pont Champlain
And all of that time you thought I was sad
I was trying to remember your name

This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin
You tried to reach deep but you couldn't get in
And now you're outside me, you see all the beauty
Repent all your sin

Nothing but time and a face that you'll lose
I chose to feel it and you couldn't choose
I'll write you a postcard, I'll send you the news
From the house down the road from real love

Live through this and you won't look back
Live through this and you won't look back
Live through this and you won't look back

There's one thing I have to say so I'll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I'm not sorry I met you
I'm not sorry it's over
I'm not sorry there's nothing to save
I'm not sorry there's nothing to save
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 ShaunJ wrote:
Question: if your ex-lover is dead, is that good or bad news?
 
Depends on whether or not you can make a case for self-defence. Apparently.
 ShaunJ wrote:

Question: if your ex-lover is dead, is that good or bad news?

 
I guess it's better than having a present-day lover who is dead...well, unless you're into that kind of stuff.
 ShaunJ wrote:
Question: if your ex-lover is dead, is that good or bad news?
 
It's bad news.  

You were married, yes?  So there must have been something there at the beginning.  As the last lines of this song capture eloquently, "I'm sorry there's nothing to save."

"When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire."http://goo.gl/VC2BvR

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or, bags of firewood are only a fiver......... in fact, Im turning in, tomorrows another day, at least for me.
goodnight and enjoy your self emoliation, .... keep the noise down would you?!


         The Loneliest Monk is Thelonious Monk. It's the fate.I think.
         I'm afraid I can't say my ex, she knew or planned what next.
very nice. Never heard before.{#Cheesygrin}
 robco1 wrote:

Jeff Buckley wrote "Lover You Should Have Come Over" about his breakup with his girlfriend. I went to a memorial concert ten years after his death and one of the performers covered the song. I did okay until the bridge, and on the verse "It's never over / A kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder..." the guy in front of me collapsed in grief. Within seconds it was painfully clear for whom the central metaphor of the song was no metaphor.

A song is what you bring to it. Great ones touch us and make us examine who we are and what we feel. As this one has done for me today.
 
Thanks for that
 ShaunJ wrote:

Question: if your ex-lover is dead, is that good or bad news?

 
Memories of a previous life rush in; meeting an old friend from the past.
Recollection; a reliving.  Reflection, contemplation.

Good memories, even though it may have ended badly.  Thankful for the experience, the connection.  Sad the connection is no more, but it was worthwhile.

OK, so its not just the song talking...
Interesting!
 coloradojohn wrote:
As Faulkner said, "The Past is not dead — in fact, it's not even past." The haunting, Quantum-Entangled drama in this song cuts deep!

 
Question: if your ex-lover is dead, is that good or bad news?
As Faulkner said, "The Past is not dead — in fact, it's not even past." The haunting, Quantum-Entangled drama in this song cuts deep!
I never thought of that; setting myself on fire. Hmmm.
Probably the best thing ever to emerge from the lil Indies. Some kind of masterpiece.
So proud to be a Montrealer...so proud of the music created in this parts of the world.
 fredriley wrote:
Are this lot The Decembrists in disguise?

dogpound wrote:
predate them.
 
Only by 1 year.....  I agree with Fred — this band should be lumped in with Decemberists.  I hit the PSD button when either of them are played! 
such a weird/great song title.
 bigcat wrote:
This set is so depressing, I may have to go watch golf. Or soccer
 

 fredriley wrote:
Are this lot The Decembrists in disguise?
 
predate them.
I can understand why some people might have a strong emotional connection to it.  I find it just a little too precious, and pretentious.

Your mileage, of course, may vary.
Are this lot The Decembrists in disguise?