Today, I’m writing a post which is slightly different from my usual stuff… I think. There aren’t any cakes hidden anywhere, no challenges and no photos. Sorry!
As you probably know, I am on Spotify (see widget on the right sidebar, after a bit of scrolling down). What you might not know though is that I am always on Spotify. I don’t play music when I get up in the morning because I don’t want to wake up anyone, but as soon as I leave the flat, I’m wearing my earplugs. There’s nothing worse than a commute when I can’t listen to music (I know, it’s happened in the past, when my account decided it didn’t want to work for a while, and it caught me off guard, so I wasn’t carrying a book, or even a magazine… it was back when I used the Tube to commute, so not even scenery to pass the time).
I listen to music quite often at work and when my friend used to work at the same company, we would always send us the Spotify URIs of our favourite songs, so we could enrich each other’s musical knowledge (we didn’t always enrich it though, we all have our guilty pleasures).
For a while now, I don’t know how long, I’ve been obsessed with a song. The first few times I heard it, I didn’t pay much attention to the lyrics, except for the fact that the word settee appears in it. It always caught my attention, and I always thought it was an oddly posh word, I mean, you’re a rockstar, and you don’t say sofa… The things we do for meter and rhymes.
One day, I paid attention to it, and it completely hooked me. Maybe because I feel identified, I mean, who hasn’t been in a similar situation at one point or another? Maybe because when listening to that song, I always have someone in my mind. Yes, since I found this song, I’ve been playing it on repeat because it reminds me of someone, somehow.
Being too into someone that even if you try to find someone else, you aren’t really interested, you know, that kind of thing. Or being constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss that person, and worst of all, not knowing if they feel the same way.
I think it’s not only the lyrics that have me obsessed with this song, but also the music itself, because it sounds dramatic enough, tough, while the vocals are quite evocative…
What can I say? Have you ever had that feeling, a feeling you can’t really shake? And maybe even the worry that it will stay with you for way longer than it should, making you miss other opportunities, maybe miss somebody great, just because you were blind with someone else’s light. Personally, my feeling has stayed for way too long, but what can you do?
Here I leave you with the song, let me know what you think!
UPDATED: If you can’t watch the embedded video, try watching it directly in YouTube by following this link, or searching for Do I Wanna Know, by Arctic Monkeys.