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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