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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Hello What?

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been into these mellow, folksy, emo-ish songs. I really never liked this music much before, and it confuses me because I’m not really the type of guy to know about feelings other than happiness and anger. Anyways I’m not about to talk any more than that about myself, so here’s the lyrics to a kind of bittersweet song called “Long Lost Penpal” by Hello Saferide, a group from Sweden. Listening to this reminded me of how much I missed hearing lyrics that tell a story well. So does this guy sound a little creepy or is he just lonely?



“Long Lost Penpal”

Hello
Do you remember me
I am your long lost pen pal
It must have been ten years ago we last wrote
I don’t really know what happened
I guess life came in the way
Let me know if you’re still alive
Let me know if you ever used that knife or not

Hello
Yes I remember you
I’ve got a husband and two children now
I work as an accountant and make fairly good money
I still have your letters, you used a pink pen to write them
And you would comfort me
when my tears would stain the ink
And I would send you mix tapes with Kate Bush on

I have to admit I sometimes lied in those letters
Tried to make life better than it was
I still wasn’t kissed at sixteen
And I still need a friend

There was this letter
I never told you this back then
But it would be fair to say it saved my life
I sat in the window
The only one left out from a party again
Pretty sure I didn’t have a single friend
Then I checked the mailbox

Dear long lost penpal
I was lying the whole time
I’m really a 46 years old man named Luke
I have three children
and a wife, she doesn’t care
And I hope you don’t resent me
And I hope you do not hate me
For trying to find my way back to what it’s like to be young

I have to admit I sometimes lied in those letters
Tried to make life better than it was
I still wasn’t kissed at sixteen
And I still need a friend


[MP3] Hello Saferide :: Long Lost Penpal

Hello Saferide's Website

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's up with all this gay emo penpal lovey-dovey crap??

11:18 PM  
Blogger luckfactor said...

Watch it.

2:27 PM  

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