Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Burning Bridges :: Chris Pureka

i first heard this song about a year ago and immediately fell in love with chris pureka's voice and her guitar playing. the chord progression and the way she strums and sings tugs at my heart strings. although this was the first song of hers that i heard, i didn't really pay much attention to it until recently. it's off her album 'driving north', which also features my most favorite song 'silo song'.
this particular song caught my attention recently because of the lyrics:

well you can't just pass along
the pain that comes around
you'll go dizzy until you fall


this song is about serious heartache, hurt, dealing and healing. i think the reason why i gravitated toward this song to write about today is because yesterday i realized that, no matter how far i think i've come in my 'getting over you' phase, i am still hurting. it's not an everyday kind of hurt that lingers all day long...but it's more of a pain that is just as acute but acts more like a really bad sliver or a hang nail that you can't get rid of, but can tolerate most of the time if you just don't think about it too much. anyway, that's what this song does for me...it articulates that annoying pang of heartache.

i couldn't find any decent audio clips or full videos of the song, but this is the best one i have come across...it's a nice, private, house concert...which is nice b/c chris pureka is best appreciated when heard live...and well, this will sorta be a quasi-live song for you...enjoy!




burning bridges::chris pureka

This is a story of burning bridges
and allowing time to pass
this is a story of forgiveness
and breaking things in my hands
this is a story of understanding
you can't choose who you love

and this is a story of soft skin
and rats in the walls

well you can't just pass along
the pain that comes around
you'll go dizzy until you fall
and I know you didn't mean to let me down
but you let me down so hard


this is a story of loaded glances
and leaning in too far
this is a story of vague advances
and confessions in smoky bars
so now I am walking down the sidewalk
and I am singing to myself
and I'm going to leave it all behind me now
'cause I don't need this,
I just don't need this


and you can't just pass along
the pain that comes around
you'll go dizzy until you fall
and I know you didn't mean to let me down
but you let me down so hard


these memories are talking and talking
and I'll do anything to shut 'em up
I've got the pillow over my head
but they won't stop
no, no they won't stop


some fantasies are never meant to be
realized at all
and some regrets could be prevented
if you read that writing on the wall

oh and sometimes you say "you know nothing can happen"
and then she leans over and lifts off your glasses
and the next thing you know you're just tangled and guilty
and you've got a head full of liquor and perfume
and when did you leave me
and when did you find her
and tell me is this just what you wanted...
and when did you leave me
and when did you find her
and tell me is this just what you wanted...

This is a story of burning bridges
and allowing time to pass
this is a story of forgiveness
and breaking things in my hands
this is a story of understanding
you can't choose who you love

and this is a story of soft skin
and rats in the walls

9 comments:

Dylan said...

Listening to this song today made me cry. Any song that can do that is darn good.

Quaking Aspen said...

le sigh. this is le blog of broken hearts. El Blog de Corozones Rotos? love the song. I am learning about so much cool music on here!

Dylan said...

haha.. ok so i changed the subtitle on the blog to "El Blog de Corozones Rotos" just for that comment. we can always change it back later

meggo said...

lol...

i think there is something really fucked up going on in the stars...everything is messed up for a lot of people, especially in the love/relationship dept.

i'm hoping the new year will make things a little better for us all...

Hello, my name is Kim Christensen. said...

yeah, the stars are in a weird alignment, i agree. but my heart is not broken. I'll hold it together for us, friends, and 2008 will be the year of awesomeness for everyone.

Quaking Aspen said...

Will it be the BEST YEAR EVER??????

meggo said...

i sure as hell hope so!!!

Dylan said...

as long as it's not "the best year ever" as in "no year after this will ever compare to this year." Cause i think we're all too young for it to be "the best year ever that no other year will ever compare to"

Hello, my name is Kim Christensen. said...

true, true, I agree completely - we don't want to go throught the Uncle Rico syndrome!!!! If only coach had put me in...

Maybe this next year will be the best year we've known thus far - and each year will get better and better after that :)