Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halie Loren in Salem, OR at Boon's Treasury.

Wednesday we hung out at Boon's Treasury after work to listen to Halie Loren. (That made my fourth time seeing her perform.) She played a song by Regina Spektor; she described it as a wonderful song, and while she didn't understand the first bit, it was worth it to get to "the chocolaty center." She was right. The chorus almost brought me to tears right there.

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't

You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took

And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood

And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

It's from 2006, so you're probably heard it (I don't really do radio, so if I don't stumble over it, I never hear it). If you haven't, listen. I wish Halie's version was available, or I'd share it because it was even better.

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