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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pretty Girls Make Graves

*edit* Here is the completed multi-layered version:

Album 1: The Smiths
Track 4: Pretty Girls Make Graves

Somehow this song got lost in a sea of other great songs for years but after spending a little time with it, I really like it. One of the cool things about this project is that I get to take a close look at each song and let them really sink in on a deeper, more zen-like meditative level. But i'm not the only one who likes this song. In fact, there is a band called Pretty Girls Make Graves. I'm ashamed to say i know nothing about them but I'm pretty sure that one day the musicians were talking about and/or listening to this song and one said to the other, "Dude, this would be a sweet name for a band!" Just a guess. Fun fact: my fictitious band name is "Beer Bottle Penis"

This song is about wanting so badly to be able to connect and reach out to someone who continuously asks for more than you can give... and the pain of failure and having to watch her walk off with another man. I was just about to make a viagra joke but my better judgment is telling me skip it.

And because my friends and family are probably the only people reading this (required by that unspoken rule of "smile and nod even though we don't have a clue what this is about"), here is the original song, just for kicks:

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant idea, and a lovely cover of what just might be my very favorite song by The Smiths... after "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore." Can't wait to listen to the songs you've already sang, as well as those to come.

    In case you missed it, someone posted a link to your blog at:

    I also posted a link to Facebook.

    Really, really enjoy listening, as well as reading a bit about what the songs meant and continue to mean to you.