Week 37 // Illumination


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Jesse Mitchell Lindsey
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Pick me up and send me out
That’s what times like these are about
That’s what days like these can do
Dust me off and change the tune
And my God it was like a dream
The last few years somehow they seemed
Like a beauty rest in a tight cocoon
Like a cradle rocked in a crowded room
A lovely thought that couldn’t end too soon

Has anyone
Has anyone ever been so
Has anyone ever been so loved as me?

Has anyone
Has anyone ever loved so
Has anyone ever loved so well as you?
No one has ever loved so well as you

All this goodness, all this time
And all this feeling, all this trying
All these captured moments fading
All this work and all this waiting
Oh the current, swift, unkind
And oh the child so soft and blind
And oh the Earth so vast and waiting
And all the seconds I’m never trading
No, I wouldn’t trade it for a thousand better lives

Has anyone
Has anyone ever been so
Has anyone ever been so loved as me?

Has anyone
Has anyone ever loved so
Has anyone ever loved so well as you?
No one has ever loved so well as you

Notes
 width=I haven’t directly mentioned on my website that for the past two years I have lived with my parents in my childhood home. Thanks to the kindness of some close friends, I’ll be moving out this week, and it strikes me as a particularly important occasion. My time back at home has been interesting, strange, sometimes wonderful, sometimes numbing, and at a crucial stage in my life it was totally necessary. I didn’t have anywhere else to go. This week it is tough to talk about feeling appreciative of my parents for all of the love and support that they have offered me over the past few years, because I have recently mishandled a situation that hurt them in very avoidable ways. The clarity of hindsight is quite remarkable isn’t it? In any case I offer this song as a reflection on my time spent at home. While I am unlikely to look back on the past two years as the highpoint in my life, I think it is safe to say that I have rarely felt so well loved as I have since I moved home. Honestly, I wouldn’t trade the past two years for anything. While I majorly screwed up showing this feeling of gratitude to my parents through my actions, I wish to attempt to convey it through a song.

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~Jesse

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