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Lyric Of The Week

Wilco – “Born Alone”

As I’ve been listening to the new Wilco album, it’s clear that track 6, “Born Alone” is my standout favorite. So I thought it would be pretty fitting to point out these genius lyrics, considering my lyric post last week was “Die Alone” from Ingrid Michaelson.

“Tonight I’d rather count the warm fuse internally
Subtract the silence of myself
I would rather choose the middle mind of mystery
Reverse a riddle for my health…

The valves are blowing stone
The kids are unabashed
Loneliness postponed
Mine eyes deceiving glory
I was born to die alone
Alone”

Wilco

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Lyric Of The Week

Ingrid Michaelson – “Die Alone”

One of my favorite performances at the Life is good festival was from Ingrid Michaelson. I’m a huge fan and it was my first time seeing her live. Not only did she sound great, but her stage banter was hilarious. I laughed a lot watching her, and at one point I also cried! She played my favorite song of hers, “The Chain”…a gorgeous, slower tune that builds up into a round. I had a perfect view of the volunteer who was signing the words to the song for the hearing impaired. What a beautiful sight! Hearing the song and seeing that visual interpretation along with it moved me to tears.

At one point in the set, Ingrid said she was going to do a happy song. She mentioned that it may not seem like a happy song based on the title, but it was. What she said made me pay close attention to the lyrics of this tune, “Die Alone”…

“I never thought I could love anyone
but myself.
Now I know I can’t love anyone
but youuuu
youuuu make me think that maybe I won’t die alone.
Maybe I won’t die alone.”

Ingrid Michaelson

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