December 4th: Paradise.

I have been on a major (major) Coldplay kick lately. I am going to share this song and hope that someone listens to it, because it’s been in my head for days. Weeks even.

At any point in my life, you could ask me to give you a song that described myself and I would give you something by Dave Matthews. He has been a large part of my life for so long, I have tattoos that were inspired by his music, I have been to The Gorge so many times I can’t even remember the actual number. It’s been a little sad realizing that I have started to outgrow him, to know that his music doesn’t touch me the same way anymore, or even that it contains so many memories and emotions that I am kind of uncomfortable with now. We can still be friends, Dave and I, but we’re no longer ‘involved’ the way we used to be.

I started my little love affair with Coldplay when I was eighteen. It’s always been a private and passionate relationship, with memories of Rick and Heather Lynn rolled right into it. These memories aren’t uncomfortable, they’re just kind of…woven into me, and more than ever over the past few weeks I have realized how much I deeply love this band. I think I had forgotten.

Everything about this song screams CASSIE. I could not chose a better song to own, especially now, with twenty eight looming ahead of me. Six days, and I’ll be in “my late twenties”. Who ever thought I would be here?

Chills, every single time. That song and video are just…beautiful.

“When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach so
She ran away in her sleep
And dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise
Every time she closed her eyes

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth
Life goes on, it gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear a waterfall
In the night the stormy night she’ll close her eyes
In the night the stormy night away she’d fly”

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