This week’s Wordsmith Wednesday is off of Do Make Say Think’s 2007 album You, You’re History in Rust, from the song entitled “A With Living.”
“Lying down beneath the stars alone at last, I rest
feeling right feels good but being right is best
upshooting stars have their effect, perfect things left lain
oft our hands are held as perfect as our sleep
Heavy hearts come hold our hands took at last to understand
that light and dark are rust and all the rest is dust.”
As one of the few Do Make Say Think songs with lyrics, there is a heaviness, a weight, to these words that lull me into a sense of serenity with the weightlessness they are presenting. When I hear this song, in combination with his voice, there is this beauty that puts me at ease. Reminds me that everything in the world is small and malleable and we can make it into whatever we choose it to be.