Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Plans

I'm feeling generally dissatisfied, and I blame Coldplay. In my music library, I stumbled upon one of their rarer songs, "Things I Don't Understand." I don't often writes about song lyrics (in fact I usually try to steer clear), but I thought this one nicely captures the confusion that can creep up on you sometimes. ["How It Ends" by Devotchka is also hauntingly lovely.]





How tides control the sea, and what becomes of me
How little things can slip out of your hands
How often people change, not to remain the same
Why things don't always turn out as you plan

These are things that I don't understand
Yeah, these are things that I don't understand

I can't, and I can't decide
Wrong, oh my wrong from right
Day, oh my day from night
Dark, oh my dark from light
I live, but I love this life

How infinite is space, and who decides your fate
Why everything will dissolve into sand
How to avoid defeat, when truth and fiction meet
Why nothing ever turns out as you plan

These are things that I don't understand
Yeah, these are things that I don't understand

I can , and I can't decide
Wrong, oh my wrong from right
Day, oh my day from night
Or dark, oh my dark from light
I live, but I love this life

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