"Sweeter Than Anything" as written by and Eric D Smith Jasmine Thompson....
In photographs
I've seen him laugh
Hand overboard
Sun on his back

Summer was here
I remember it well
How he stood in the shade
How we both kissed and fail

How can this be
There's nothing left here
How can this be
There's nothing left here

So sad our, so sad our
So sad our, so sad our
So sad our, so sad our
Our memory, hey

Now he talks in his sleep
Says I've never known peace
And I don't know him now
He's a stranger to me

How can this be
There's nothing left here
How can this be
There's nothing left here

We were never more than a dream
Brief as summer or spring
Sweeter than anything


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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song by polly jean... and there are a lot of songs of her i love
    googoogooon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I have no idea why this was left out of Is This Desire?, IMO it is an integral part of the picture.
    I love the echoey guitars.

    Also, one correction, if I may.
    I always thought it was "man overboard" not hand overboard. Not sure what this would mean exactly, though... head over heels in love, perhaps, like falling off a boat..hehe
    scrimshawon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is an absolutely breathtaking song about lost love. It's hard not to connect.

    This is truly the best reason to track down the "Is This Desire?" bonus disc.
    zsson June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I initially thought "so sad our! so sad our! so sad our!" was "so set up!", which adds a layer of betrayal to the song.
    zsson June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLastly, I think "kissed and fail" should be "kissed and fell."

    There must be a reason why such an incredible song was left off of "Is This Desire?". The song seems a bit lighter and more inviting than much of that album, and the lyrics more directly personal than narrative. (Even if the lyrics on the album are deeply personal, PJ uses seemingly fictional names and character sketches -- Angelene, Joy, Elise, Catherine -- and literary references as a barrier between herself and the song. Here (and on many of her other albums) there is no such barrier.)
    zsson June 16, 2010   Link

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