“When U Love Somebody”
Eric Johnson used to play guitar for The Shins, but since 2001 he’s been putting out music with his band Fruit Bats. I’ve been a huge fan of the latest albums from this group, especially their 2009 release The Ruminant Band. But leave it to Pandora to introduce me to this song from the 2003 Fruit Bats album, Mouthfuls. There are just a few simple lyrics, but it’s an extremely strong track that I’ve been thinking about all day since I heard it.
“Baby remember on the bus and my hand was on your knee
When you love somebody it’s hard to think about anything but to breathe.
Baby I am the cub that was washed out in the flood.
When you love somebody you bite your tongue all you get is a mouthful of blood.”