And When I’m Sad, I Slide


It’s good now and then, especially when life won’t stop surprising you in the worst possible ways, to be reminded that music literally has restorative powers. As I was reminded by my iPod this morning while racing for the train. This song, written by Kathleen Hanna, is as beautiful as anything ever conjured up by a human being on this earth. I believe in this. Thank God.

For Tammy Rae (Kathleen Hanna, Billy Karren, Tobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox)

Bikini Kill

Past the billboards and the magazines
I dream about being with you
We can’t hear a word they say
Let’s pretend we own the world today

I know it’s cold outside
But when we’re together I got nothing to hide
Hold on tight I will never let you down
It can’t rain on our side of town

Wipe the sweat from my hair
Tell me we’re not better off
Wipe the tears from my face
The sunnyside of the street where we are

(Yes, this same song was previously featured on this blog in an earlier post
as one of 7 Devastationalist Wonders.)

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