"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"put me in your suitcase, let me help you pack..."

i was stuffing my things into a suitcase today, readying to leave for my spring break in California, where i'll be taking my CSETs, then spending some long-awaited time with my relatives, then journeying home to retreat into the final days of a blistering senior project.

as i was packing up, i was thinking about how this is one of the last times i'm leaving to return to this place. and as my boyfriend helped me load my things into the car, and my friends gave me hugs before i rode away, this song was all i could think about.

it was like a rehearsal for the real thing, the BIG move, the day of goodbyes... and that's why i like this song, it's sad and hopeful at the same time, it knows that leaving could be a sad thing but chooses to be cheerfully upset about it instead.

enjoy your spring breaks. here's a song for packing and leaving (but please please oh please come back!):

"Put me in your suitcase, let me help you pack
Cuz you're never coming back, no you're never coming back

Cook me in your breakfast and put me on your plate
Cuz you know I taste great, yeah you know I taste great

At the hop it's greaseball heaven
With candypants and archie too

Put me in your dry dream or put me in your wet
If you haven't yet, no if you haven't yet
Light me with your candle and watch the flames grow high
No it doesn't hurt to try, it doesn't hurt to try

Well I won't stop all of my pretending that you'll come home
You'll be coming home, someday soon

Put me in your blue skies or put me in your gray
There's gotta be someway, there's gotta be someway
Put me in your tongue tie, make it hard to say
That you ain't gonna stay, that you ain't gonna stay

Wrap me in your marrow, stuff me in your bones
sing a mending moan, a song to bring you home"

-Devendra Banhart's "At The Hop" [mp3]

2 comments:

remaerdyaD said...

Tanx for the music DJ jing (: this bloger's home now (-;

So couple days ago I just like BARELY noticed one of my blabering video from last 28th was 5th on videobomb.com in top emailed video. Subject was me trying to go all anthropocentric (my favourite word I can never spel/speak) on the dems big bad scarey black man and realy scarey white woman candidacy run. I thought it was after I read your blog article on similar subject (which I dint find stiring or inspiring as much as depresingly real).

Guess this is by way of how me bloging you flowers.

You and yours have a great spring!

stephan!e lee said...

aaw... blogging someone flowers... that's sweet. thank you very much.

i'm glad you're home now. i wish i were. i am writing this from some anonymous motel room behind the Atlanta airport (i can hear the planes screeching thru the air - pleasant!) i am hungry and grumpy, my flight home was cancelled due to weather (storms back home).

hope all this rain brings more flowers!

-stephanie