Friday, November 03, 2006

"Hold me..."

Listening to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles sing “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me” and trying to figure out if it is the greatest song I know of.

Because at 2:00 AM the lights are out and the song plays on the radio and there is still alcohol in your body and then it starts to dissolve the barriers and the shields and every regret and bad decision sheds its demon light on you and you think back and start to say the worst things about life, start to remember what being in love can mean and how heavy it all feels in the night, start to hear people outside, sirens and laughter, all the smoke and music, all the painful human interaction. Because there has to be more than this goddamn balance, it’s either ruin or rebirth, you know? And then it’s over and you feel it all drop out of you.

That’s what this song will do if you let it.