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“I make a really good lover when there’s a clear path to the door”

April 30, 2008

So, i think i have a girlfriend. You may have already gathered that, smart folks that you are. I’m…well, i’m a million different things about it, and i can’t land long enough to think it through…but, i’m terrified. Don’t get me wrong, i have lots and lots of good thoughts and feelings about it, but that one is the one i really need to wrap my head around and deal with, and i don’t know how, or where to start.

This song does, perhaps, the best job of explaining where i’m at. I seldom feel that way about music – i mean, i very strongly identify with music, but it’s more often the feel of it, or a particular line, or part, or something less concrete. But on occasion there is a perfect song for your moment (Desperado has filled this  position for me many times before), and this one just appeared to me at the perfect time. I only wish you could hear it.

I make a really bad umbrella just like I said I would
I’m full of holes and I do not stay put
So don’t think I’m keeping you dry it just is not raining yet
When the clouds come to our sky we’ll both be soaking wet
I make a really bad clothesline so don’t pin your hopes on me
Do not try to tie me tree to tree
I make such a bad clothesline I would not pin nothing on me
‘Cause when you come back for it you might find it’s gone in the breeze
And I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know what else you expected me to say
Because I know you know I told you long ago that it would always be this way
I’m not a good lighthouse cause I don’t always shine
I make a safe shore so hard to find
I make a really bad anchor just like I told you so
Cause I tend to get dragged and then I tend to let go
And I make a really good lover when there’s a clear path to the door
Make a really good listener when I can’t talk no more
I make a really good friend when there’s an end in sight
I make a really good wrong to your right
You say I live like I’m on ice skates going down a frozen hill
I say baby it has always been like that maybe it always will
And when I said that to you I did not mean to cause you pain
But you can go ahead and blame me like you blame the weatherman for the rain
And I don’t know what else you expected me to say
Because I know you know I told you long ago that it would always be this way
I make a really bad umbrella just like I said I would
I’m full of holes and I do not stay put
So don’t think I’m keeping you dry it just is not raining yet
When the clouds come to our sky we’ll both be soaking wet

Lady Brett
“Weatherman” – Kris Delmhorst

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2008 5:57 am

    dang, no comments on this news yet?! well no words of wisdom here… except that there’s something to be said for walking in the rain together and getting soaking wet. umbrellas are possibly overrated.

  2. May 1, 2008 9:09 am

    hmm, i like your take on it =)

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