Saturday, November 26, 2005

Harry Potter

I just watched the first half of the new Harry Potter movie, downloaded for me by my loving husband, who wants to avoid paying for movie tickets and feeding the establishment. The establishment of what? -- Anything, you name it, he wants to avoid supporting it, most likely.

I would watch the rest, but I felt guilty, so I'm working on my research essay on Monteverdi's settings of Petrarch...

...As I do this, I'm listening to Harvey Danger's new album, Little by Little. My favourite song, for now, is "Little Round Mirrors"... Here's why:
(Lyrics taken from here)

All alone
On the floor
Next to your twin-bed box-spring and mattress
The door
Is ajar
From afar
You can hear bands practicing

And When they dream they all
Dream of somebody like you
Somebody who takes what they make
Twice as seriously as they could ever hope to do
And when you dream
You dream of a day...

When you find something you could love half as much
As you love all your little round mirrors
See yourself reflected in one, theres a hole in the middle
You can't seem to fill

Bring them home
Watch them go
All you know is you hope they'll hurry back
And you cry
Then you lie your frail body down
Like a penny on a railroad track
And even if they stay in touch
The past stays in the past
But every time
You crash a little bit harder than the last
And every time you crash don't you

Wanna find something you could love
Half as much as you love all your little round mirrors
See yourself reflected in one
There's a hole in the middle you can't seem to fill

A shooting star is
A little piece of
Cosmic debree desperately wanting to fall to earth
It doesn't get too far
It's not a real star
It's hardly even worth footnotes in your memoir
Shoulder to shoulder
Up on our tip-toes
Chewing our fingers
And craning our necks
Just to see
Quite the collection
Divide by section
It's just a surrogate connection leaving you all alone

On the floor next to your twin-bed box-spring and mattress
The door
Still ajar
There you are and now you're coming to stay until

You can find someone who will love you as much
As you love all your little round mirrors
Murdering your time in cold blood
There's a whole in the middle you can't seem to fill

I especially like the chorus, and the other bit I highlighted...

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