Tunes for a Soul Sliding Sight

I don’t remember how I came across this Gary Clark Jr. song, but across it I came.  A song’s melody and arrangement affect me and take a hold of me faster than lyrics.  Upon listening to thirty seconds of the song for the first time, I found a warm place into which I could crawl.

 

It made me think of Dynamic Duo‘s “Good Love.”


And Jam is just a fun song.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Tunes for a Soul Sliding Sight

  1. Christopher

    I, too, liked this Gary Clark song, “Soul”. It is, as you say, warm.

    However, the lyrics bespeak he is going to be sorely disappointed in his inamorata, about whom he is singing:

    “……..Pretty face. Perfect frame. You got it going on.
    Model walk with that baby talk, you know, girl you got me gone.
    You so hard to hold onto and I’m really, really hanging on.

    My friends tell me I’m too far gone, and I really should be moving on
    But all I can do, lately, is think about you, baby
    All I can do, lately, is think about you, baby, yeah.

    Had this pretty little thing back home I can’t seem to do nothing, no wrong
    This really don’t make no sense,
    After everything my money spent, she was so hard to hold onto
    And I was really, really hanging on.

    My friend’s said I was too far gone and I should have been moving along
    ‘Cause all I can do, lately, is think about you, baby
    All I can do, lately, is think about you, baby…..

    This time she’s leaving for sure
    I know she won’t be back no more
    She left the key to my door. I’ll be alone.

    All I can do, lately, is think about you, baby……..”

    He seems so…….like……..needy, even obsessive (“…all I can do is think about you baby…”). He’s seeing only how she looks (“……Pretty face. Perfect frame……..Model walk with that baby talk………”) and not how she really is. He seems to want to…….like…….infantilise her.

    This relationship is going nowhere. He is doomed to disappointment. He should just get himself un chien

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    1. sittingpugs Post author

      You are right about the lyrics. It’s the music that mitigates the obsessive-overly-attached impression the speaker conveys. Ironically, when I was reading the lyrics, I wondered, “what if he’s singing about a dog at the animal shelter he really wants to adopt but is too expensive? what if he’s singing about a guitar?”

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