clarity

ever have a song that finally makes sense once you live the lyrics?

after this season, the song “clarity” by jimmy eat world does just that.

nearly 12 years later, clarity holds the words i thought and held.

maybe it doesn’t “make sense” so much as it means more. infinitely more.

 

i’ll take your words

as if you were talking to me

so say what i know you’ll say

and say it through your teeth
now in the deep and down your heart moves

now in the deep and down i don’t know how, but i know i want out

wait for something better

will I know when it can be us?
wait for something better

maybe that doesn’t mean us

wait for something better, i shouldn’t, it’s not enough

pull one excuse from another
and with pride, keep every failure in

and with pride, hold on to theĀ  sinking

now in the deep and down, your heart moves

now in the deep and down, i don’t know how but i know i want out

wait for something better

will i know when it can be us?

wait for something better

maybe that doesn’t mean us
wait for something better- i shouldn’t, it’s not enough

pull one excuse from another

this time it means stop, stop

pull one excuse from another

this time it means stop

wait for something better
will i know when it can be us?

wait for something better

maybe that doesn’t mean us

wait for something better-i shouldn’t, it’s not enough

pull one excuse from another

this time it means stop

still one of my top 5 albums of all time. one of my favorite lyricists. and this album will never make me feel bitter. neither will this season. but it sure does feel healthily cathartic to have a way to express this season.
clarity. and growth.
and a whole lot of clarity :o)

 

 

(jimmy eat world- clarity)

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