Pretty strong memory of being at work and freaking out when Joanna Newsom’s “Good Intentions Paving Company” hit the internet. Like a lot of people my age, I miss midnight sales, big release days for records, all that, but we do get this feeling where we collectively experience a new song online and it’s like wow. That’s what I remember about this one when it hit. The last bit completely took my breath away:
And I do hate to fold Right here at the top of my game When I’ve been trying with my whole heart and soul To stay right here in the right lane
But it can make you feel over and old Lord, you know it’s a shame When I only want for you to pull over and hold me ‘Til I can’t remember my own name
Was thinking about those rare moments when you do sort of forget who you are, and it’s actually a moment of bliss. Once in a while it happens, like in the moment after I wake up, or when having an experience where I’m so focused on the present and my surroundings that my ego sort of disappears for maybe two seconds. Her former boyfriend Bill Callahan’s “Held” hinted at this same feeling.