"Sallie's Heart Is Stone" as written by and Eric Elbogen....
One for the lanterns
Two for the bugs
Three for the punch at the summer ball
Four for the dances
Five for the dusk
(The things I must focus on, instead of her)
Six for the hum of cellos in C# playing waltzes for shuffling feet
Seven for the glare off every gllassy thing
And eight for the scent of daises in the Spring
But Sallie's hard as stone and the look she's giving me
No kisses on the cheek
And I've got nobody if she says no


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    General CommentI'm surprised that nobody has commented on this one... Although I'm not a die hard Say Hi fan yet (I'm just starting to discover this guy, and his style does take a while to get used to), but this one almost convinced me almost right away. And although many of his other songs don't really make much sense lyrically (perhaps intentionally so), this one paint a perhaps far too familiar and painful picture: you know you mustn't think of this girl (for whatever reason), and you create a strategy on how not to do that on a nightout in the town, when usually everything reminds you of your loss/love/pain/disappointment/girlfriend/friend. But trying as hard as you might, you know all along that "I've got nobody if she says no", and this feeling sound very-very much like this tune. Hauntingly beautiful, deep and upsetting, and although I truly hate that feeling, I think I need that to really get what this song is all about. Cheers for this, and may we all feel this kind of thing when listening to Say Hi, and not while actually doing the thing he depicts so accurately in this song.
    HintaloHaduron April 19, 2012   Link

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