Sharon Van Etten

Thursday 23 August, 2012 at 7:41 am

Two songs were released in 2009, approximately at the same time. One is an assembly line product, designed to make money, credited to 5 different writers and sung by a 16 year-old with hair issues and incredible PR. The other is a timeless, sincere and heartfelt song- written, composed and sung by a talented singer/songwriter. YouTube stats:

BabyJustin Bieber (and puppet masters)- 771,744,666 views.

For YouSharon Van Etten261,417 views.

Go figure.

For You

Music Video

Lyrics

I was walking up the street
I was thinking about my dreams that might come true
With you

I was whispering in my sleep
All the secrets that I keep I told to you
I do, I do, I do, I do
I do, I do, I do, I do

I was running home to you
I was hoping that you knew I’d wait for you
I do, I do
I’d wait for you
I do, I do
I’d wait for you
I do, I do
I’d wait for you
Oh, but you knew
You knew you knew you knew

Serpents

Play

It was a close call
Sitting in the back of the room
With a bowl you had owned,
But they didn’t know.
Close in on my black eye.
I feel safe at times.
Certain emblems
Tell me it’s time

Serpents in my mind
Looking for your crimes
Everything changes
I don’t want mine to this time

You enjoy sucking on dreams
So I will fall asleep with someone other than you
I had a thought you would take me seriously
And listen on

Serpents in my mind
I am searching for your crimes
Everything changes
In time
You’ll stay frozen in time
Collagen girls,
Controlling minds.
You hold the mirror well
To everybody else

Serpents in my mind
Trying to forgive your crimes
Everyone changes in time.
I hope he changes this time.

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