Hole in the Ocean Floorby Andrew Bird. Probably one of my absolute favorite songs ever. Not for lyrics for there aren’t many. Mostly for the way he uses mostly just a violin, which always makes me happy (being a violinist). Just the melody makes me feel like I’m being scooped up by a breeze, or like I’m laying on my back in a canoe being taken away by the sea. It’s so carefree, not really structured like other songs. It is, but loosely. It makes me want to do more and less at the same time. It’s like time is frozen right in these 8 minutes and 18 seconds as I listen to it. It could put me to sleep anytime, but into the happiest sleep I’ve ever experienced. I cannot not smile during this song.
In reality, this song is about an oil spill. It’s about nature and how it’s their home. In my mind, it’s more like this ocean is my home—my haven. Why would I want to harm that?
I don’t really know what I’m talking about anymore. It’s not even that late, so I can’t really blame the fact that I’m tired. I mostly feel sick, but that’s beside the point. The point is is that I love this song to death. Just listening to it makes me feel closer to the world, like I’m a tree or something. That sounds weird, but that’s what it is. Like my feet are literally planted into the ground and I have a connection to the Earth itself.