Name Withheld

Happy Home - by Garbage

In my happy home I barely breathe
In my lover's arms I find relief
And there's a sky that's changing and a bird that sings
I never once in my wayward life was heading to run out

In my lovers arms I wait for morning
I beg my god to speak and tear me apart
I'd lay down my body I'd lay down my arms
I never once in my sweet short life meant anybody harm

In my happy home I read the signs
In my lovers arms I move in time
There's no more crying and there's no more lies
I never once in my sweet short life was waiting for desire

And there's no more crying
And there's no more pain
I never thought for one second I'd have nothing left but shame

In my happy home I barely breathe
I never once in my wayward life was heading to run out

-/ /-

You can hear this song here:
(for the purposes of this story, probably best just listened to, rather than watching the accompanying visuals)
TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
31-35, M
4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

haven't heard this one...and I hope the lucky lady gets clued in, but I just want to say that I love that song "I'm only happy wwhen it rains"

Errr.... now there's a good point!

i hope she knows who she is, this supercoolnamewithhelduklady!

Notes: <br />
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This one goes out to one of EP's hidden gems, an astonishing young woman from the UK, who is possessed of a precocious amount of wisdom (true knowledge finds itself in embodiment as much as exposition), and with it an understanding of life that seems founded ultimately in kindness. And to think this sits within an elegant and intensely sensual energy that is a strong allusion to the essence of the feminine raw and primitive. Certainly, no less flawed, and no shorter a journey to travel than the rest of us, but far less hindered by these facts than many.<br />
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The song lyrics deserve qualification, because they are somewhat ambiguous and people have very different interpretations. Here the song is intended as a whole, and not the lyric narrative which may be misleading if read a certain way - it was the combination of the music, the vocal, the style and ethos that drew my attention. That said, there are many phrases that ring very true, at least to my ears. <br />
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Here is what Shirley Manson had to say about her intentions when writing the song with the band in an interview:<br />
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“To me it’s the most desperate… I liked when you described it as a prayer because that’s how it feels to me. It’s seeking forgiveness, seeking peace, that’s what the song is about, a search for peace, which is why I think it is so great at the end of the record, because the record was made during such conflict, both internally as a band and in the world at large. It’s about coming to terms with your place in world chaos, accepting you’re powerless, accepting that you have no control, accepting that really all you can do is live your life the way you live your life and try to be as honourable as possible."<br />
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The rest of the interview is also illuminating reading:<br />