lonely mind

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Brandon Flowers’ performance and interview on Absolute Radio have been uploaded to YouTube.

Flowers performed acoustic versions of ‘Lonely Town’, ‘Can’t Deny My Love’, ‘Crossfire’, and ‘Read My Mind’.

See this earlier post for a summary of the interview.

LONELY MIND {?}

Blaise estava tamborilava nas pernas enquanto se encaminhava pela rua principal. Apesar de ser a mais visada em toda Salém, não costumava ser muito movimentada, isto é, em dias convencionais onde um baile não era o assuntos dos jornais, ou que corria se boca em boca. Ele escutava os saltos de moças baterem contra o chão, mas estranhamente não avistava ninguém. Pelo visto o evento tinha sido bem arquitetado, de modo que não haveria modo de bisbilhotar convites alheios em busca do proprio nome para determinar o par - coisa que ele já havia cogitado -. Embora a rua não fosse tão longa quanto as de Londres, Blaise demorava um tanto para atravessa-la e ir rumo ao hall de entrada da mansão luxuosa, que já avistava a metros de distância. Estava disperso, e ainda arrumava os trajes brancos que realçavam sua pele negra. Pouco mais de dez minutos após, lá estava ele. Com os pensamentos longe, os quais só se desviaram quando ele pode escutar em alto som sua palavra chave ser proferida pelo mestre de cerimonias. Com um suspirar que tinha misto de ansiedade e agonia, ele se postou diante das escadarias de tapetes vermelhos. A pouca luz não possibilitou ver quem o acompanharia na tal valsa, mas com toda elegancia a que fora ensinado ele girou nos calcanhares, dobrando os joelhos diante dela e fazendo um arquear com o corpo, numa reverência formal. - Me consederia sua mão? - Ele disse tentando imitar os filmes, e sua voz por um estranho motivo estava mais rouca e aveludada que o comum.

1. breathing,
soggy, soaking mess
everything around me has gone
numb; no circulation
my lips are blue and
there is a white hot feeling now
and it’s burning through my chest

2. I am only afraid of the dark when it wants to scare me.

3. forgetting where I’m sleeping now,
I thought you’d still be next to me
but my sheets are vacant
and my head is throbbing
and all I can ask
is
“why?”

4. there’s fog outside
consuming the streets
and rain taps
rooftops,
and I’m aching for someone
to reach for
and it’s empty houses
cold, soft-spoken dread
cigarettes and loneliness:
the smell that never left

5. tracing my skin with
fragile fingers
and
aching bones
creating more maps upon myself
of all the places you loved to go
but won’t anymore
because maps become lost
when we do

6. it’s hard to find myself again
in small rooms with
bad memories
written all over the walls
walls I could easily escape at one point
but now they’re closing in on me
and the white hot feeling sets in
again

7. unpredictable,
deer in the headlights
that
didn’t move fast enough
and feeling crushed by steel,
again and again
no matter how hard I try to prevent it
it always happens that,
for some reason,
things never work out in ways
we want them to
or need them to…
always a disappointment

8. I am feeling hopeless and lost again
and the feeling of
loneliness
is actually the worst
I’ve ever experienced
and I am not good at dealing with
these things
you should know that
about
me

9. memories I hold close
become ghosts inside of me
haunting me always
with what I had
versus
what I have,
and the latter always
shatters my bones
because it’s only gotten worse
it’s only getting worse

10. I miss your skin
and all I can do now
is hope that you’re sleeping
better than you have in months
and that your dreams help you
in ways I cannot;
I wish that you find yourself among the stars
and the moon
because you are a child of the moon
and your happiness
and your destiny are more important
than
my selfish loneliness
and longing for you.

—  I Can’t Stop Shivering, 7AM
Reminder: Brandon Flowers’ Absolute Radio Live Session and Interview to Air at 8:00pm in the United Kingdom

As a reminder, Brandon Flowers’ live session and interview with Absolute Radio will air at 8:00pm local time in the United Kingdom.

Flowers will perform acoustic versions of ‘Can’t Deny My Love’, ‘Lonely Town’, ‘Read My Mind’, and ‘Crossfire’.

Listeners in the United Kingdom should be able to listen live here.

Okay friends, it looks like I am adopting another rescue kitten (that no one else wanted)! I met him today, and I get to take him home Friday the 5th. I am so excited; I’m getting a new friend to take care of and talk to!

I need help picking a name. He is a little flirt and a fluffy black and white puffball, so I was thinking old black-and-white movie names (or mustache names haha). These are on my short list:

  • Rhett
  • Butler
  • Clark (would double as Superman reference)
  • Gable (Gabe for short)
  • Fred (as in Astaire)
  • Watson
  • BJ (from MASH)
  • Hawkeye (also MASH)

Any opinions?? (You’re also welcome to ask me why  I like these names if you want that before voting. I have too many opinions on the importance of pet naming!)