Today's Music Therapy is for all you poets out there. I think, lyrically, this is this most beautiful song in the world. Although 18 years have passed, Eddie Vedder still makes me swoon (even knowing that he's a flaming liberal. What can I say, the heart wants what the heart wants!). Today I'm reaching across partisan lines and embracing a little Pearl Jam. Enjoy!
Sheets of empty canvas
Untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me
As her body once did.
All five horizons revolve around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed
Has taken a turn.
And all I taught her was... everything
I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything
All the pictures had all been washed in black
I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play.
I can feel their laughter
So why do I sear?
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin 'round my head
I'm spinning, Oh, I'm spinning.
How quick the sun can drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything.
All the pictures had been washed in black
All the love gone bad, turned my world to black
Tattooed what I see
All that I am, All that I'll be... Yeah.
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
But why, why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?