Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

You know that saying, about the bee’s knees? When someone invokes in you that delighted feeling of ultimate contentment? When your heart feels so swollen with affection for them that you think it might just burst inside your bones? And that someone makes you feel all fancy, and invaluably valued? They are your bee’s knees.

Did I find you or you find me?

This song, "This Must Be The Place" by Talking Heads is about finding that person who is your bee’s knees. It’s simple, it’s perfect. It’s hopeful and silly and it is what love is all about. There really is no need for analysis, it is what it is. Maybe that is why I like it so much, why I can’t explain the happiness it brings me. Because, for the moment, I am alone and on my own. I don’t have my bee’s knees yet, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t experienced that type of love before. And usually, that type of love is all about surprise parties. You know, BOO! LOVE!

And it is also all about going for it. Don’t be scared, just take off. Make it up as you go and have fun and show someone they are worth it, I love the idea of this. Reckless abandonment in the name of passion!

(War cries ensue).

But really, this song I have recently deemed as my favorite song of all time. Out of all the other songs in the world. It has the beats, it has the melody, it has the lyrics. It has the message. And if David Byrne were sitting next to me at this very moment, I would say thank you for sharing and ask him for a bike ride around Austin.

Out of all those kinds of people, you’ve got a face with a view…

This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads

Check out this video from "Stop Making Sense". It is absolutely beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. hey little lady!

    that is hands down, by far, my most favorite talking heads song ever ever ever! we have such good taste!

    how's austin?