YET ANOTHER WEEK OF REPEAT POSTINGS : THE DEATH OF ALL ROMANCE

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Surely a contender for one of the saddest songs ever written??

mp3 : Tindersticks – Raindrops

Silence is here again
Silence is here again tonight
Will the love ever come back?
Will the love ever come back?
I know I’ve been pushing you away
I know it’s been going on for days
Those awkward little things
So endearing
Those awkward little things
Wear on me

See, what we got here is a tired love
What we got here is a lazy love
It mooches around the house
Can’t wait to go out
What it needs, it just grabs
It never asks
We sit and watch the divide widen
We sit and listen to our hearts crumble
With our only chance to jump
Neither of us had the guts
Maybe we’re just too proud
To say it out loud

Silence is here again tonight
Silence is here again tonight

In 2001, Tindersticks embarked on a hugely ambitious tour involving 19 dates across Europe, playing each concert with a local string orchestra, meeting on the day, rehearsing in the afternoon and performing with them in the evening,

After 10 dates, the band found themselves in Berlin without a drummer who had needed to return to the UK having fallen seriously ill. And while there wasnt ever a question of replacing hime, they took the brave decision to continue the tour, rebuilding the set and sound as they went along. They admit that the Berlin concert was fraught and difficult – but by the time they got to the final night of the tour in Lisbon on 31st October, they believed they had gained something new and unexpected turning point that would resonate in their music for years to come.

mp3 : Tindersticks – Raindrops (live in Lisbon, October 2001)

Simply stunning.

3 thoughts on “YET ANOTHER WEEK OF REPEAT POSTINGS : THE DEATH OF ALL ROMANCE

  1. Tindersticks are just amazing. Raindrops is almost too emotional. If you’re not ready for it, it can be quite a disconcerting song.

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