Sunday, October 24

FSOTD: "Nicest Thing" by Kate Nash

I've been listening to a lot of amazing music lately, so much of which I want/need to share with someone. So for the next couple of weeks (or for however long I can keep this up) I'll be periodically featuring one of my new/current favorite songs (FSOTD = Favorite Song Of The Day). Sister Julie and I used to send each other a text just about every day with the song that we were currently obsessed with. It was awesome. So I am lovingly continuing the tradition here on the blog. Hope y'all can find as much joy as I do in these incredible songs.

Today's favorite:
Nicest Thing by Kate Nash

This song is depressingly beautiful. Or beautifully depressing. Or hauntingly beautiful. Or beautifully haunting. Whichever one, it breaks my heart. For anyone who has experienced the "cruelest kind of love... the one that almost kills its victims," this song is for you. Yes, I am referring to UNREQUITED LOVE: "Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one-sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space!" (a bag of Peanut M&Ms to the first person who can name that movie!)

Anyways.  This song is beautiful.
Listen and love.

All I know is that you're so nice

You're the nicest thing I've seen
I wish that we could give it a go
See if we could be something

I wish I was your favorite girl
I wish you thought I was the reason you are in the world
I wish my smile was your favorite kind of smile
I wish the way that I dressed was your favorite kind of style
I wish you couldn't figure me out
But you do always wanna know what I was about
I wish you'd hold my hand when I was upset
I wish you'd never forget the look on my face when we first met

I wish you had a favorite beauty spot that you loved secretly

'Cause it was on a hidden bit that nobody else could see
Basically, I wish that you loved me

I wish that you needed me
I wish that you knew when I said two sugars, actually I meant three
I wish that without me your heart would break
I wish that without me you'd be spending the rest of your nights awake
I wish that without me you couldn't eat
I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep

Look, all I know is that you're the nicest thing I've ever seen
And I wish we could see if we could be something
Yeah I wish we could see if we could be something

(Like what you hear?  Want more?  Listen to We Get On, Mariella, Pumpkin Song, or Merry  Happy, all from her "Made of Bricks" album.)

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