Sunday, January 20, 2008

it's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for

Sometimes all the time I waste on the wide wide world of web proves itself completely justifiable, such as when I find this 2006 VH1 video of Fiona Apple with Elvis Costello performing my favorite EC song ever, "I Want You." It may not be new, but it's new to me. This song has some of the most striking lyrics about betrayal, from the simple question of "Since when were you so generous and inarticulate?" to "The truth can't hurt you it's just like the dark/It scares you witless/But in time you see things clear and stark." Her performance of the song, how much the very act pains her, matches the angry despair of the song perfectly.