Song-of-the-Week #8: “Love-Letter Launches”: Preview & Discussion

Here’s a preview of this week’s song, “Love-Letter Launches”:

some years back i was pacing around my neighborhood in Brooklyn, something i did (and still do) when working out song lyrics.  a quiet little triangle by the BQE.  pretty much no one around.  i imagine the mayor of the block, Fred, mounted on his stoop, blinking and puffing away.

during one of my stormy laps i looked up to see Devendra Banhart coming from the opposite direction.  we stopped on the sidewalk, shared a big hug and walked on.  i wrote this song for him that day, though i never played it for him or anyone else.  i came across the lyrics in a notebook recently and worked the chord structure into being.

Update 5/15/13: New live video recording of “Love-Letter Launches”

corpses full of ovum
and coffins full of semen
infant possibilities
that never came to breathing
debriefing this debris-thing
in which my mind was steeping
while walking i was sleeping
a really dark and deep thing
and you happened on me streetside
on this downside of amazing
in a weak phase of the moon for me
you caught me on your upswing
so swung into the arms of you
a shotput at yr shoulder
you hold her she’s not heavy
just a gently worn-out sister
and your love-letter launches me
into the day from which i had been holding back
your love-letter launches me
into the day from which i had been holding back
there’s nothing like a brother
there’s nothing like a neighbor
nothing like the unexpected
lovely daily saviour
a doing-nothing comfort
no effort in its labor
your eyes tell me a thousand jokes at once
and though we haven’t spoken
your love-letter launches me
into the day from which i had been holding back
your love-letter launches me
into the day from which i had been holding back…

Diane Cluck-here for love

drawing from gallery (dianecluck.info)

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7 comments on “Song-of-the-Week #8: “Love-Letter Launches”: Preview & Discussion

  1. Really a gorgeous one… For some reason I even feel proud of you while listening.
    PS: will you include that “Freefall” song into the SOTF?

  2. Checked my mail for the last time, planning to go sleep after a long and difficult day. And see a gift appears: your very lovely loving song. Thx for this lovely gift. Really love the song!

  3. Thank you for yet another of your generous gifts. Listening to your.music lifts me up, speaks to my soul.
    Your music is delicate, powerful, and exceptional.

    I have no idea how you made it happen but I love it.

  4. Just to say I keep coming back to this one, and enjoy it more each time – really lovely.