2. Emmy The Great // “Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)” // Virtue
Oh come, and we will celebrate the things that make us real, The things that break us open, and the things that make us feel Like these accidental meetings up and partings of the way Are not so much our choice but in the blood of how we’re made, It’s like the way I have to write down almost everything I see, So that the record does obscure the thing the record used to be, And I know I’m not unlucky, I was just born this way.
You know, originally I had this as my #5 song, and then it crept up to #3, when finally I realized that this song meant much more to me than basically every song put together on FATM’s Ceremonials, so it finally knocked out “Shake It Out”. I can’t really explain why this song means so much to me, and I don’t think I’d ever really want to try, all I can say is that in lines like those mentioned above, there is so much emotion in Emma-Lee Moss’s voice while singing that it’s hard to not feel something, nevermind the whole alphabet of emotions I feel every time I listen to the song. That combined with the powerful video for the song have cemented it as not only one of my favorite songs of 2011, but also one of the most powerful songs of all-time.
“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”—Simone de Beauvoir (via quirkybowtie)
“Swearing is a really important part of one’s life. It would be impossible to imagine going through life without swearing and without enjoying swearing… There used to be mad, silly, prissy people who used to say swearing was a sign of a poor vocabulary - such utter nonsense. The people I know who swear the most tend to have the widest vocabularies.”—Stephen Fry, on the joys of swearing (via stephenfryappreciation)
So you can call Red Bricks and quietly slip away Into the night again if that’s where you wish to stay So go and call Red Bricks and quietly run away Into the night again if that’s where you wish to stay