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213. Steal My Records

The other day, I wrote in my blog:

 

"I’m lying on the floor, listening to records, the cool of the hard wood against my spine and the sound reverbrating through my huge, cushioned headphones. As I listen, I daydream: of deserts and telephone wires, wind and space and open-top cars, diners and sad-looking casinos shot on kodachrome film. I wish, not for the first time, that I could find some way to do this full-time and still make rent."

 

At the time I was writing about Richmond Fontaine, but there's something so pure and so perfect about the warm sound of vinyl that I guard my still limited collection jealously.

 

I couldn't not pick Ryan Adams for R. This is my favourite of his songs.

 

(Incidentally, I find it hysterical that my American BFF went for the same theme for R, but with a completely different artist!)

 

213/365: 1st August 2009

 

Ryan Adams: "Come Pick Me Up"

when they call your name

will you walk right up

with a smile on your face

will you cower in fear

in your favorite sweater

with an old love letter?

 

i wish you would

i wish you would

come pick me up

take me out

fuck me up

steal my records

screw all my friends

they're all full of shit

with a smile on your face

and then do it again

i wish you would

 

when you're walking downtown

do you wish i was there

do you wish it was me

with the windows clear

and the mannequin's eyes

do they all look like mine

you know you could

 

i wish you would

come pick me up

take me out

fuck me up

steal my records

screw all my friends

behind my back

with a smile on your face

and then do it again

i wish you would

 

i wish you'd make up my bed

so i could make up my mind

try it for sleeping instead

maybe you'll rest sometimes

i wish i could

i wish i could

i wish i could

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRnoh86FD2A

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Taken on August 1, 2009