Most mornings, I listen to my MP3 collection on the bus — with headphones, of course — en route to work. Generally I use iTunes’s random-play mode, so I never know what song is going to come up next. Occasionally, a particular song will catch my attention or, for whatever reason, “speak to me” more profoundly than usual. That happened this morning with the Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine.”
I’ve had “Closer to Fine” in my collection for years, but have never paid much attention to it, especially as compared to various other Indigo Girls songs — “Galileo,” “Ghost,” and their cover of Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue,” to name a few. But this morning, it caught my attention. I played it several times in a row, and really enjoyed listening to it. I particularly like this section:
Now darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable
And lightnness has a call that’s hard to hear
I wrapped my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it
I’m crawling on your shores
I dunno what it is about it, exactly… it just appealed to me. Just thought I’d share. Complete lyrics here.