Gone Away

Whenever my husband travels for work, I’m always reminded of the song Gone Away by My Brightest Diamond.

Far away you’ve gone and left me here

So cold without you, so lonely dear

May, June, July, I count the time

Every minute I go, takes the smell of your clothes…further away.

It’s a hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking song. I discovered the band when they opened for The Decemberists back in 2007. I fell in love with their sound, and enjoyed their set way more than the main act. I have a major weakness for female/piano acts.

I don’t listen to MBD very often nowadays, so it always strikes me as interesting that this song haunts me in this way.

I never used to be this way. I’m generally good at being alone. I used to love it when my ex left town. I used to crave it. But now? I just feel like I’m missing a piece of myself.

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Where you want to be?

Right here in my beautiful home: hanging with the husband on a Saturday morning, listening to DMB on the record player, and relaxing before the busy part of the day begins.

I’ve got my blanket, my kindle, and my Diet Pepsi. All is well.

And, of course, this prompt reminds me of these pertinent DMB lyrics:

I do know where you go is where I wanna be.

It snuck up on me

I’m becoming a John Mayer fan. Have you listened to his lyrics? They’re really good. It all started a few weeks ago when No Such Thing came on the radio and I didn’t change the station because nothing better was on. I really listened closely for some reason, and I liked what I heard.

I’d like to think the best of me

Is still hiding

Up my sleeve

Then I revisited some of his other stuff, like Daughters and Gravity. All really solid.

I’ve secretly liked Your Body Is A Wonderland for several years now because the lyrics remind me of the beginning of my relationship with D.

We got the afternoon

You got this room for two

One thing I’ve left to do

Discover me

Discovering you

We had many afternoons like that. ❤️

If any hard-core fans want to point me in the direction of his best stuff, please do!