I saw Tops live last February with a dear frenger (not quite friends, not quite strangers) in Mexico City. I fell in love with Jane’s voice so much.
“Anything” is their newest song and I can’t stop listening to it. It’s got this mellow / sad vibe, it feels real.
So much said in less than 3 minutes.
“But no one has lived in the past, and no one will live in the future. The present is the form of all life. This quality cannot be changed by any means. Time is like a circle, which turns endlessly. The descending arc is the past. The arc that climbs is the future. Everything has been said, provided words do not change their meanings, and meanings their words. Is it not obvious that someone who customarily lives in a state of suffering requires a different sort of religion from a person habitually in a state of well-being? Before us, nothing existed here. No one. We are totally alone here. We are unique, dreadfully unique. The meaning of words and of expressions is no longer grasped. An isolated word, or a detail of a design can be understood. But the meaning of the whole escapes. Once we know the number one, we believe that we know the number two, because one plus one equals two. We forget that first we must know the meaning of plus. The acts of men carried over from past centuries will gradually destroy them logically.”
“It’s that thing when you’re with someone and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it, but it’s a party! And you’re both talking to other people and you’re laughing and shining and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes. But…but not because you’re possessive or it’s precisely sexual but because that is your person in this life. And it’s funny and sad but only because this life will end. And it’s this secret world that exists right there in public unnoticed that no one knows about. It’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. That’s…that’s what I want out of a relationship or just life, I guess”
I hear ya Frances, I hear ya.