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“Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying”

Studying for finals generally lends itself well to the making of new playlists on my computer. Since I have an irresistible urge to sing along to every song I enjoy somewhat and know the words to, finding new study music means one of two things –

1. Listening to house/trance/techno on Pandora (because who purchases techno, really? – http://xkcd.com/411/)
2. Discovering new music in my 25GB iTunes library (and therefore avoiding the problem of compulsive singing)

So here I am studying for my last final ever, and I’ve come once again to appreciate the lyrical genius of Belle and Sebastian. Here’s the last verse from “Get me away from here, I’m dying” (currently, playcount = 40)

Oh, that wasn’t what I meant to say at all
From where I’m sitting, rain
Falling against the lonely tenement
Has set my mind to wander
Into the windows of my lovers
They never know unless I write
“This is no declaration, I just thought I’d let you know goodbye”
Said the hero in the story
“It is mightier than swords
I could kill you sure
But I could only make you cry with these words”

Obligatory link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS_DcqPkEYM

Obligatory link to complete lyrics.

Obligatory album cover:

And yes, this song is becoming increasingly distracting as far as making progress with programming is concerned, considering I had an urge not just to listen to it, not just to sing it, but to write about it.

Playcount = 42.

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