Leave Me Alone

I trust that the title is explanation enough. Sometimes the only thing that helps is put a song on repeat, and if that doesn’t work at first, turn it up until the volume penetrates the din and brings clarity. Then turn it down and get back to work.

I love the way the restless rhythm, yet so disciplined, marches on aimlessly, and the singer’s calm voice conveys regret and anomie, all the more effective for how polite he sings. The spiraling riffs are calming and relieve the anxiety that motivates the singer’s lament.

On a thousand islands in the sea
I see a thousand people just like me
A hundred unions in the snow
I watch them walking, falling in a row
We live always underground
It’s going to be so quiet in here tonight
A thousand islands in the sea
It’s a shame

And a hundred years ago
A sailor trod this ground I stood upon
Take me away everyone
When it hurts thou

From my head to my toes
From the words in the book
I see a vision that would bring me luck
From my head to my toes
To my teeth, through my nose
You get these words wrong
You get these words wrong
Everytime
You get these words wrong
I just smile

But from my head to my toes
From my knees to my eyes
Everytime I watch the sky
For these last few days leave me alone
But for these last few days leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

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