"Strings That Tie To You" as written by and Jon Brion....
From the wrinkles on my forehead
To the mud upon my shoe
Everything's a memory
With strings that tie to you

In my dream I'm often running
To the place that's out of you
Of every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you

Though a change has taken place
And I no longer do adore her
Still every God forsaken place is always
Right around the corner

Now I know it's either them or me
So I'll bury every clue
And every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you

And every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you


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"Strings That Tie to You" as written by Brion

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    General CommentThe reason the instrumentals are so short on the album is because they're so short in the movie. The movie never slows down enough for the music, and that's why the music is brilliant... if it was as fast as the movie, it'd be irritating. Instead, it's frustrating that music is slow and then cut away from, which is exactly the purpose the music exists to fill... frustraion. It's brilliant and beautiful at the same time.
    jnb987on July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one song defined the past year as this one did. Jon Brion continues to astound me; he is my favorite contemporary composer.
    Destructedstaron October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song, i love eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
    mulmoon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautifully composed piece of music.
    thegreatcreatoron November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLovely song and another fine but all too rare example of Brion's abilities as a singer-songwriiter-composer.

    The Eternal Sunshine soundtrack is frustrating. I don't think I've heard 59 seconds of more beautiful music than Brion's "Row", but why is it so short? If it was three or four minutes, it would be epic, but at 59 seconds, he's selling listeners short. None of the album's instrumentals go for an acceptable length as far as I'm concerned. If someone knows of extended versions of these songs, let me know please.
    n4398734on January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont have the song to hand but i think i remeber the lyric as being...

    In my dream I'm often running
    To the place that's out of view
    The Starboyon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe've been force-fed bad music by pop-culture for a while, I'm glad when he makes a soundtrack, it is his way.
    These tracks arent long because they dont have to be. It seems like we've forgotten that a good song doesnt have to be 4 min long, and a good score doesnt have to be 60 min either.
    Evan1055on May 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs almost cheesy as these lyrics could be, they're just a bit too perfect for the mood and the movie and just everything. It's so sad and so pretty.
    Lightbluenesson June 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin the movie the instrumental versions appears in the most emotive moment, when he says to clementine "enjoy it" and starts a serie of mixed images and feellings, is an amazing movie but it doesn't nothing without the music. again sorry my english, its not enough.
    juanvincention October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how memories can be removed, and when you kill the memories that hurt you, everything will be better.

    Fitting for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
    Occams_Harmonyon July 04, 2006   Link

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