Okay, New Music Alert.

Via on Jul 12, 2013
Image: Rhye on Tumblr.
This is our kind of love, friend. A hurt that doesn’t pinch, but drowns softly, creaking, rhythmic, the pressure, gasping for fresh air, the morning is far off.

This song, this video, makes me remember why I want to fall in love again. But without clinging, and with sadness that is pregnant with life and integrity, and taste and desire. This song makes me want to write (update: I wrote), and makes me appreciate love without putting it on a pedestal—and that’s the kind of love I remember, because it happens in life, not imagination.

I’m a fool for that shake in your thighs

I’m a fool for that sound in your sighs

I’m a fool for your barely

I’m a fool for your love

 

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

 

Caught in this pool held in your eyes

Caught like a fool without a line

We’re in a natural spring

With this gentle sting between us

 

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

 

Ooh, stay open

Ooh, stay open

 

Stay open

Stay open

 

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

I wanna make this play

Oh, I know you’re faded

Hmm, but stay, don’t close your hands

 

Stay open

Stay open

Stay open

 

Hmm, stay open

Beware: this one’s equally wonderful, but mostly pretty much all deeply, cruelly sad, and all the more so for being so true to life.

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We have many, many, many many many many, many prior roundups of songs we love. A few are here.

Bonus, an unofficial version via Rhye:

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Bonus fact one: this song is coming from the mouth of a man.

Bonus fact two: there’s a narrative connection between the two videos.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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11 Responses to “Okay, New Music Alert.”

  1. healingisajourney says:

    LOVE all of these ~ thanks Waylon!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I hope you fall in love like this again Waylon. I hope you do.

  3. Meg says:

    The thread: Video #1 is more free, embracing the idea of impermanence and video #2 is the fear of impermanence?

  4. Beth says:

    Everywhere I look there is a reminder of love. Finding love. Falling in love. Being in love. Love is everywhere. Surrounding us. Which is why I ache, waiting for my turn.

  5. solfulsoul says:

    how do you fall in love again?!

  6. ironsyoga says:

    Perfection! Thank you! <3

  7. stacy says:

    LOVE this song…the entire Rhye album is fantastic!

  8. Jenna B. Wiser says:

    That song! Good lord!! Sultry. Sexy. Hot. Just like my man!! How the hell am I supposed to wait?? I’m dying.

    I have figured out a great first date. Hotel room, all weekend, room service, not leaving.

    Let me know when you’re available for our date??

  9. Amy says:

    I really love the music clips in this article. I can identify with both of the first two songs. Incredibly bittersweet. Gives me a lump in my throat and tears, every time. Haunting and beautiful. Sad!

  10. Salma says:

    IAM in love with such songs and Rhye and the whole album actually.. so beautiful how you see/feel it. I hope someone could recommend some other songs or bands like Rhye … i hate it when the album is over,, i hate it when i know there are no more songs as beautiful, i want more.

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