Sunday, July 1, 2007

New Indigo Girls Video

(Originally posted May, 2007).

The Girls have a new video for their song "Last Tears," which you've gotta see, if for no other reason than their costuming. The video's theme is pretty cool, too, giving a different twist to the lyrics than what you might expect.

For some reason today (and I happened to hear the song earlier listening to the album, so I've heard it twice now), the lyrics make me think of leaving the PCUSA...maybe because a couple of days ago an old friend from those days showed up at Iliff and put the memory wheels to rolling.

This is no offense to any of you out there who are Presbyterian, it's just my truth: I'm happy I left. It saved my life. Yet there are still moments of poignancy and tender places in my heart. I wonder if one day I can sing this song.

these are the last tears i'm gonna cry for you
my cryin's through
i'm moving on
i don't regret and won't forget
a single thing that we went through
but these are the last tears
i'm gonna cry for you

you take things so much easier than i do
and you could live your life without me
if you had to
and you believe that in the end
it all works out right
and i might
if not for you
and if you ask one which one lives just alone for love
i do
but these are the last tears i'm gonna cry for you
my cryin's through
i'm moving on
i don't regret and won't forget
a single thing that we went through
but these are the last tears
i'm gonna cry for you

there was a time when all signs pointed to the warm south
the planets all lined up and built a new house
and everything we talked about
felt like a prophecy
and when you looked at me
they all came true
and if you asked which one wants to go the distance
i do
but these are the last tears i'm gonna cry for you
my cryin's through
i'm moving on
i don't regret and won't forget
a single thing that we went through
but these are the last tears
i'm gonna cry for you
i'm gonna rack my mind one last time
until i cannot think
i'm gonna dip into your memory
and take a good stiff drink
and when i'm drunk on the last drop of sadness
about how we went wrong
i'm gonna play this song
make some coffee black and strong
give thanks for healing time
finally make up my mind
but these are the last tears i'm gonna cry for you
baby my cryin's through
i'm moving on
i don't regret and won't forget
a single thing that we went through
but these are the last tears
i'm gonna cry for you
these are the last tears
i'm gonna cry for you

(words and music by emily saliers)

Or maybe the point is, you just keep singing it until it's true.


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