1. regina spektor - baobabs
he was so so so much older than me & i yearned to be so so so much older (& in a different place) so i could visit him & spend time kissing him in parks. you can’t outwait fate.
2. tegan & sara - call it off
it was our mutual favorite, me & the purple-haired lesbian nymph, & quickly became our song. this should have been a clue that the relationship would end prematurely, confusingly, regrettably. maybe you would’ve been something i’d be good at… but now we’ll never know.
3. tenacious D - let’s get it on
i used to listen to this while lying in bed with a skinny girl who never ate, drank only apple juice & ginger ale, said she’d always love me, & didn’t take offense that i couldn’t love her back. we are all sensitive people, with so much to give.
4. the softies - you & only you
i wanted him for seven months & finally got him. he slipped away but the feeling remained. i never thought that i would be so close to you that i could see the way your hair goes wavy when you wake up.
Two years ago, I asked my friend, “How do you know if you’re falling in love?” Here is what he said:
Well, it’s hard to say. Knowing you for as long as I have, I know you’re smart enough to just realize when you are. There is one HUGE thing you have to look out for when you think you’re finally feeling it: make sure it ISN’T infatuation. You have to make sure you aren’t in that 2-3 month bubble where everything about the person is perfect. When you love someone, you have to love the ugliest most horrid parts about them; not just the cute things. You have to be able to spend countless hours with them and get past every annoyance that they throw at you. You have to understand that you are not the same person and you will disagree. Getting past those disagreements and growing stronger because of them is how you turn 2 halves into 1 whole. Like I said, you’re smart enough to know when your heart is set.