Monday, June 25, 2012

Small blue thing

So I figured out the reason why my iPod docking station refused to play songs off my iPhone. It's not as complicated as it sounds. I just had to take off the protective cover of the phone so it would properly connect. The point being I just heard 'Small blue thing' by Suzanne Vega. She was in Istanbul in May and I was all set to go but for some reason Anshuman didn't think the idea of me going alone to Turkey was a safe one. Then at the last moment he tried to get the tickets and surprise me but the show was sold out. So I missed seeing her perform some of my favourite songs. I love her voice which remains calm even in the most passionate of moments in her songs. And of course I love the way she writes with such depth and simplicity, it's poetry that evokes emotion and speaks very very clearly. I love that about her. This is one I really love in her voice. (Ignore the visuals in the video)The thing with Suzanne's songs is that if you hear them for too long a blue haze will slowly fall on your heart. But this is the kind of day when you can hear 'small blue thing' and smile a little bit... just a little bit.

Small blue thing
By Suzanne Vega

Today I am
A small blue thing
Like a marble
Or an eye

With my knees against my mouth
I am perfectly round
I am watching you

I am cold against your skin
You are perfectly reflected
I am lost inside your pocket
I am lost against
Your fingers

I am falling down the stairs
I am skipping on the sidewalk
I am thrown against the sky

I am raining down in pieces
I am scattering like light
Scattering like light
Scattering like light

Today I am
A small blue thing
Made of china
Made of glass

I am cool and smooth and curious
I never blink
I am turning in your hand
Turning in your hand
Small blue thing

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