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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Fine Frenzy Indeed

I've just discovered something lovely: the music of A Fine Frenzy — the songs of Alison Sudol, whose debut album comes out in July. She cites musical influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Björk; to me she sounds like a mixture of Suzanne Vega, Tori Amos, and Jewel, yet with entirely her own "voice". Many of her songs can be played at A Fine Frenzy's Myspace. I love her lyrical ballads best, my current favorite being "Almost Lover", for which lyrics and music below.





 Almost Lover
(Lyrics by Alison Sudol)

Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind,
In my chest

You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye my Almost Lover
Goodbye my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Shoulda known you'd bring me heartache
Almost Lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images

And when you left you kissed my lips
You told me you would never never forget
These images, and now

But I never wanna see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye my Almost Lover
Goodbye my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Shoulda known you'd bring me heartache
Almost Lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you would justify it
That I make it that easy
To walk right in and out of my life

Goodbye my Almost Lover
Goodbye my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Shoulda known you'd bring me heartache
Almost Lovers always do

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2 Comments:

Blogger stefanie said...

Did you get an email about this from some publicist, too??

May 23, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

No, my friend David who lives in LA emailed me about her.

May 23, 2007 11:29 PM  

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