Saturday, March 29, 2008

I Can Breathe Underwater :: Fitzgerald

I have wanted to blog about these guys for a while now, but I haven't been able to find the time, or a video on YouTube/Myspace/what have you. So, if you want to hear, "I Can Breathe Underwater" from their Raised by Wolves Album, you'll have to go to their MYSPACE page. Huge hassle, I know... :) Otherwise, you can hear some of their other great songs by clicking on the videos below.

My best friend Jess originally introduced me to Fitzgerald when I first moved up here to Minnesota a few years ago. They have been with me through many road trips, cold winter days, and lazy weekend afternoons. The band consists primarily of the most adorable husband and wife duo, EVER, and they alternately perform alone and with other members of the Minneapolis musical community. I have now attempted to see them live like 3 times, and by insane acts of habeas corpus, I have not successfully been able to, but their stuff rocks!
The song I chose particularly resonates with me because of its content and the way it radiates peace. It's really hard to find good love songs that aren't cheesy or about a love that's more like infatuation, but "I Can Breathe Underwater" is about a love that's comfortable and deep. It's about being with someone that you feel safe with, close with, and someone that you love to sleep next to, just to feel them breathe. To dream next to someone is wonderful, but to be able to exist in that dream with them, in a place of bodily suspension, a space where the wounds inflicted by the world can be healed, and tangled limbs and hair can be be discerned through the ripples on the surface, is to experience great love. :)

Unfortunately, Fitzgerald is no longer, but they have a new band, with a very similar sound, called Ghost in the Water. Their stuff is great as well and you can find their page HERE.

I Can Breathe Underwater::Fitzgerald
I can breathe underwater
I can breathe underwater
I can breath underwater
Breathing all by myself

At night, when you are sleeping
I'll be under the river
Looking at the stones and
Breathing all by myself

So break my
Break my fall with kisses
Don't wake me
Wake me with a sigh
The truth is
Tangled up in this soul
Now my lungs are soaking
And they're wet

I can breathe underwater
I can breathe underwater
I can breathe underwater
Breathing all by myself

Don't worry I'm not drowning
Starting soft and awfully soothing
I'll come up when I'm ready
Breathing all by myself

So break my
Break my fall with
Kisses
Don't wake me
Don't wake me with a sigh
The truth is
Tangled up in this soul
Now my lungs are soaking
And they're wet

The ripples are surfacing
The bubbles are breaking
There's hair floating up from the
Head that's submerged
One hand guides the stone
One sits left and it's skipping
Thumbs take on water and then
Breathing returns

I remember when we were children
I remember everything
What we lost when we were swimming
Always submerged
Always breathing

How Far North - Fitzgerald


Dirt - Fitzgerald

1 comment:

Quaking Aspen said...

Wow! That is so cool. I will have to check them out.