Monday, May 25, 2009

I just know exactly how you feel...

Here's a song that I've been listening to non-stop for about a week now cause it describes perfectly how I feel. In the past three months I've met plenty of people who I knew I wouldn't have a future with (those are easy to filter). The hard part comes when you meet someone who on paper has a lot of potential, but for some reason you're hesitant to invest the time that they deserve to get to know them and their personality. It could be that they don't live in the same city, they don't seem to get my humor, or they're a Laker fan. (j/k. I really don't hate the Lakers that much, but I do love talking mess about them.)

But seriously... Whether that time is invested writing emails, calling, or dating... Everyone (with potential) deserves and needs time to show the beauty of their personality.

I know that I've been hesitant to go into the getting-to-know-someone stage lately and I think that this song spoke to me and woke me up a little.

Jenny Owen Youngs - First Person

First Person music video from Jenny Owen Youngs on Vimeo.

what's the worst thing, that could happen
but find out that we don't quite fit
but on the flip side, we could be just right
and sure there's the chance
that we'll both end up broken and split
but that's my kind of risk

i'm not trying to make you think
this is some kind of great big deal
i just know exactly how you feel

How can you not love that song? Besides, don't you know that people sing with more meaning when they close their eyes? This song is the opening song off of her album "Transmitter Failure" that comes out today (5/25). It's a forty second teaser of the song "Last Person" that appears later on the album.

Jenny Owen Youngs - Last Person

If you need a song to explain how you feel if you do get to know someone, date for a while, and then realize that you're not right for each other... Jenny Owen Youngs' got you covered there too with these two gems.

Here's "Led To the Sea" which is my second favorite song on the album.

Here's the video "Clean Break" which was the first single from "Transmitter Failure."

Jenny Owen Youngs - Clean Break from Jenny Owen Youngs on Vimeo.

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