Wordsmith Wednesday: Beck’s “I Get Lonesome”

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Hello. This is the first entry in what we hope will become our weekly “Wordsmith Wednesday” project.

Basic idea: share some words we like. Whether from a literary piece, song, speech, or any other medium, these words met us at some point and continue to move us or make us think.

Our inaugural post comes from Beck‘s song “I Get Lonesome” from his album One Foot in the Grave, released in 1994 on K Records.

The line reads:

“I stomp on the floor/
just to make a sound”

My connection to these ten words is deeply personal and multi-pronged, simultaneously reminding me of distinct people and points in time yet overlapping strangely in my psyche. A good friend once said of this record, “he does so much with so little.” Sometimes fewer words/notes translate into more feelings.

-NR

Beck One Foot in the Grave

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