"Pietro Crespi" as written by and Michael Kinsella....
Could you love someone enough
After all you've had and you've lost?
It's a simple question
I'm only asking 'cause I don't want to die alone

could you love someone completely?
And yes, by "someone" I mean me
Spoiled sick like milk you let sit too long
It's a simple question
As I lie awake waiting for you to lay beside me
I can almost hear the sad waltzes of Pietro Crespi

could you love someone who does whatever he wants to do
Whenever I want to?
It's a simple question
I'm only asking 'cause I don't want to die alone

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"The Sad Waltzes of Pietro Crespi" as written by Michael Kinsella


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    General Commentit's actually "waiting for you to lay beside me"
    Turquoiseyeson August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmike actually never finished reading One Hundred Years of Solitude
    wprydeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPietro Crespi is a character in One Hundred Years Of Lonliness (also translated as One Hundred Years Of Solitude), a novel by Gabriel García Marquez. If you haven't read the deamn book, do it. Now.
    One of the greatest novels ever written.
    Alter-Egoon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits also the name of kinsella's best song. what a genius.
    HeyNiceGetson June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's actually called THE SAD WALTZES of pietro crespi.
    charcoalsketchon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot quite, this was the version that he sung live before the song had a name. The lyrics are very slighlty different from the version that's going to come out in november.
    Joeyyyyon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo it's not...
    again, this was the live version he used to do
    Joeyyyyon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell then they should have put live on the title, because the real one he released on his myspace with the same name has different lyrics
    Turquoiseyeson August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"mike actually never finished reading One Hundred Years of Solitude"

    did you read that in wonka vision? if so that's funny because i wrote that story.
    qclaon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love that book, though it is pretty long. Before I heard it, I thought "Bags of Bones" was another allusion to the book. The song "Remedios the Beautiful" by Appleseed Cast is also an allusion to One Hundred Years of Solitude, and I find it interesting that it's inspired that much.
    tastemakeron February 26, 2007   Link

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