Saturday, March 24, 2012

You went straight to someone else

I was never a huge Ben Folds fan, but I did get into his first solo record for a while once. I think that this song perfectly captures what he does best; taking a horrible situation and making a sing-along song with a melody that just won't quit. Even as he sings the line "I will consider you gone", which is really just a heartbreaking proposition, the notes are so sugary sweet that the listener's heart is raptured up to that place where beautiful things are borne from the ugliest origins. I'm still waiting for something beautiful to come.

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