2.14.2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Easy Silence: This is one of my favorite love songs ever. It got caught up in the whole Bush/I'm embarrassed to be from Texas/Dixie Chicks debacle. Even though the song had significance to the Chicks because it was written as an explanation for their connection to each other -- I think it's an amazing love song. It sums up that safe, protected feeling you have when, in the midst of bad times, just being with your beloved is enough.

Here are the lyrics:
When the calls and conversations
Accidents and accusations
Messages and misperceptions
Paralyze my mind
Busses, cars, and airplanes leaving
Burnin' fumes of gasoline and
And everyone is running and I
Come to find a refuge in the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay

Monkeys on the barricades
Are warning us to back away
They form commissions trying to find
The next one they can crucify
And anger plays on every station
Answers only make more questions
I need something to believe in
Breathe in sanctuary in the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay

Children lose their youth too soon
Watching war made us immune
And I've got all the world to lose
But I just want to hold on to the

Easy silence that you make for me
It's okay when there's nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me


And here's a performance of the song at an awards show:

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