Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Love, On the Rocks

Listening to Jens Lekman is like taking a placebo for love. You are submerged into this bubbly world where every kiss is remembered like your first and you would "never kiss anyone that doesn't burn [you] like the sun." It's like popping a hit of romantic into your cd player; the notes come out colored like roses.

I don't remember ever listening intently to Jens while being in a happy relationship, and maybe that's how it should be. He serves as a nice replacement for the late night walks you won't be having, the sweet kisses you won't be sharing, and the kind words you'll go without hearing. The music wraps itself around you, wooing you with it's melodic perfection and lyrical odes to love (goshdarnit, even the breakup songs are called "I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You.")

Sitting here with my dog cuddled next to me and and my Jens on my iPod is keeping me perfectly satisfied. Well, almost.

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved the song "And I Remember Every Kiss" and I have always taken it's message as a general guide to the single life. Don't kiss anyone who doesn't burn you like the sun. You can go on dates (in your dad's 240) but just don't be making out all willy nilly.

    Have I mentioned that I definitely adopt the high school mentalities of not kissing on the first date?