WINDSWEPT

Note: This song was written around the time ‘Outside’ was off to mastering. That album being so influenced by Peter Gabriel’s ‘Security’ and ‘So’, I figured I’d try my hand at ‘Us’. A little Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and the Radio Dept. thrown in. A pretty simple love song about hard times and devotion; nature imagery as usual. Like on ‘Outside’ I guess the goal lyrically was to find some middle ground between cliche and sincerity; I particularly like the “rap” in the middle full of useless old phrases. 

Say

How you feel

If you open up your heart

The wounds begin to heal

Rest

Rest your head

I know your hope has dried up

And you feel there’s nothing left

(chorus)

My love is a waterfall

Nature at your beck and call

A stream flowing endlessly to your arms

My devotion is a hurricane

Windswept in the pouring rain

With no control or fear of its direction

I am yours

(rap)

Wild cats and birds of prey

The chill of night and the light of day

Deep in the roots, below the trees

And the sand below the seven seas

A painful wind in heavy rain

An endless path on rough terrain

I know this journey’s got you down but

You’ve almost made it, don’t give up now

Hear my voice, feel my touch

Memories of our time

Then every branch, every vine

Every doubt in your mind,

Will disappear,

And then you’re here.

(chorus)

My love is a waterfall

Nature at your beck and call

A stream flowing endlessly to your arms

My devotion is a hurricane

Windswept in the pouring rain

With no control or fear of its direction

I am yours

I noticed you have things of Comme and Yohji on your page (yay!). Do you wear any pieces yourself? What intrigues you about the clothing?

I do! Only a few pieces really (a really amazing boiled wool CDGH+ jacket from the 80s I found unexpectedly in a dingy vintage shop while searching for a Halloween costume; a Yohji jogging jacket, t-shirts and stuff here and there). I love Rei and Yohji because their work creates a new world from very tangible aesthetic elements of the last century. Especially in those late 80s-early 90s days. It feels like the end of the old world, and the 90’s - early 00s is the bridge to now. Lovely meeting of classical, romantic sentiment and modernist, architectural aesthetic.