Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"My family tree's losing all it's leaves"

My great Aunt Chris passed away last night.  I have become obsessed with death lately.  I'm having a hard time imagining a life without my parents, aunts, uncles, etc.  Aunt Chris was the twin sister to my Aunt Ernie who is now the only one still living on my grandfather's side.  She was 89.

This song keeps running through my head by Arcade Fire.  One of the band member's mother died and she wrote this song:

In The Backseat

I like the peace
in the backseat,
I don't have to drive,
I don't have to speak,
I can watch the country side,
and I can fall asleep.

My family tree's
losing all its leaves,
crashing towards the driver's seat,
the lightning bolt made enough heat
to melt the street beneath your feet.

Alice died
in the night,
I've been learning to drive.
My whole life,
I've been learning.

I like the peace
in the backseat,
I don't have to drive,
I don't have to speak,
I can watch the country side

Alice died
in the night,
I've been learning to drive.
My whole life,
I've been learn----Oh....

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