miercuri, 16 iulie 2008

The The

I'm slightly under the influence. Therefore, nostalgic. And the words just pop up effortlessly into my mind:

"I ain't ever found peace upon the breast of a girl"

Damn it. The The. I wish I'd see them in a concert. One of the best bands this bloody decadent West world gave us. The '80s. The pain. The soulless years.

True Happiness This Way Lies [Dusk; 1992]
And have you ever wanted something so badly
that it possessed your body & your soul
through the night & through the day
until you finally get it!
And then you realise that it wasn't what you wanted after all.
And then those selfsame sickly little thoughts
now go & attach themselves to something....
....or somebody....new!

And the whole goddamn thing starts all over again.
Well, I've been crushing the symptoms but I can't locate the
Could God really be so cruel?
To give us feelings that could never be fulfilled.


I've got my sights set on you. I've got my sight set on you
And someday, someday, someday, you'll come my way.
But when you put your arms around me
I'll be looking over your shoulder for something new
'cause I ain't ever found peace upon the breast of a girl
I ain't ever found peace with the religion of the world
I ain't ever found peace at the bottom of a glass
sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive
sometimes it seems the more I ask for the less I receive

The only true freedom is freedom from the heart's desires
& the only true happiness....this way lies.

The bloody thing is that I've looked left and right, but there is no bloody video of this great song.

The best compromise? The video below. It ain't True Happiness, but it's close by.

Ladies and gentle spirits, The The. The way the razor sounds when you play it on you veines.

The The - Violence Of Truth (Live; The The vs. The World)

If you want more, go here. And don't miss Dogs Of Lust (unfortunately, embedding disabled by request). That's the way music should sound.

When you're lustful
When you're lonely
& the heat is rising slowly.

PS: While searching for an adequate video rendition of True Happiness This Way Lies, I've just stumbled into this. It's not The The, but it's good. Damn, they're angry and alive.

Oh, BTW: Beware! This video depicts cvasi-explicit moments of sheer delight. Do not show to your children (or wife). Just listen to the music and jump. Jump, I've said!

2 comentarii:

oceania spunea...

“Do not show to your children (or wife)”… pai cum n-am nici children nici wife, m-am delectat singura. cam suparati indivizii in al doilea clip. m-au facut sa-mi scutur pletele frenetic:).

Turambar spunea...

Aha... De'asta ne eshti. Ahaa....