WARNING. LISTEN AT OWN RISK. No.17

The Cocteau Twins

“Hey, it’s been a while since we’ve done a Song of Devastation.” That’s my husband.

“I know,” I say.

“I had an idea. There is a song by The Cocteau Twins called ‘Throughout the dark months of April and May’. I don’t really understand it but it feels terribly prescient.”

“Is it a Song of Devastation?” I ask.

“Well, it’s strange and dark and thirty years old but seems to speak right into our present. And, of course, it’s extraordinarily beautiful. The Cocteau Twins were a miraculous band, in their day.”

“Okay, let’s do it.”

“Are you okay?” my husband asks.

“I’m okay. It’s a surreal time. I feel a familiar kind of homesick. I miss the world.”

“I know what you mean. But, check out this song. It’ll cheer you up.”

 

Throughout the dark months of April and May

Why can't we change
Oh
I'm a bug; June flu
Oh
Missing the rain
Oh
When it must be May soon
Oh
Feasting in May

Maybe we need
Oh
Secretive time
Oh
I've had my May ghosts
Oh
Bury in me
Oh
Feasting in May 

Helium since your not I am never
Lost and nervous - I'm all wet now
Could deserve this bruise in May
Not I argue let no baby tell her
Oh play kina on kraufa minyata?
Festify he said me gone e mula?
Could deserve this bruise in May
Oh play kina on kraufa minyata?
Festify he said me gone e mula?

Oh
Could be a saint
Oh
I will transend now
Oh
Singular scent
Oh
Treesap reserve none
Oh
Doctor signal
Oh
Doctor see tee-cee-mo?

Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie

 

 

 

 


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