Seattle singer-songwriter Alice Sandahl breaks my heart in this video. Her face, her voice, the beautifully shot video, and the stunning poetry of the song.
This is from her website, and it’s true:
ALICE sings of dark things & bright things, lost things & fast things. Your heart, listening, will beat better.
And these lines from the song:
did you get it when I sent it,
My three line lengthy message?
Did you get it in a rhythm of a five seven and five?
I meant it when I said it,
This clicking of my temples
The breaks are all for you.
Put down your Facebook and Twitter and just watch this song for 4 minutes and 34 seconds.
Alice has more videos at her website, www.aliceintheriver.com, and if you want to see her in person in Seattle, here are her shows:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, High Dive
Friday, March 2, 2012, The Vera Project
Sunday, March 11, 2012, Chop Suey
supporting Lotte Kestner and Sons of Warren Oates
Sunday, April 8, 2012, Tractor Tavern
Thursday, April 12, 2012, Columbia City Theater
hot on elephant
July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. How to Love a Woman who Scares You. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. I Still Think of You. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. How My Sister’s Death Transformed my Self-Perception.