National and Local politics from a Liberal Democrat from Gillingham, Kent
Saturday, 2 February 2013
The trick is to keep breathing
I thought I would break the mold of my usual posts on politics and put in some music.
One of my all time favourite songs is by the American band Garbage (I've heard all the jokes) called The Trick is to keep breathing from the album Version 2.0. If you get the chance do listen to the whole album - it is phenomenally good and definitely their high point as a creative band with more punch and bounce than Garbage and rockier and more substance than Beautiful Garbage.
I fell in love with this song then and have never stopped loving it, maybe it is the tune, Shirley's voice as it draws out the chorus, the lyric The trick is to keep breathing or maybe it was Admiral Daala.
Regular readers, and/or friends will know that Daala is my all time favourite Star Wars character of all time. Any way, coincidentally Version 2.0came out at the same time as Star Wars: Planet of the Twilight in which Daala was written out of the main narrative and this song was playing as she walked out of the Galaxy far far away, and for me, geekily that was a poignant combination.
Any way - enjoy.
Oh and here are the lyrics....
She's not the kind of girl Who likes to tell the world About the way she feels about herself She takes a little time In making up her mind She doesn't want to fight against the tide [Chorus] Lately I'm not the only one I say never trust anyone Always the one who has to drag her down Maybe you'll get what you want this time around Can't bear to face the truth So sick he cannot move And when it hurts he takes it out on you [Chorus] The trick is to keep breathing The trick is to keep breathing She knows the human heart And how to read the stars Now everything's about to fall apart I won't be the one who's going to let you down Maybe you'll get what you want this time around (the trick is to keep breathing) I won't be the one who's going to let you down (the trick is to keep breathing) Maybe you'll get what you want this time around The trick is to keep breathing [Repeat: x7]