My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Aug 3


Category: Life

I needed a break from writing about New York, so…

Dress is one of my favorite PJ Harvey songs, it so beautifully describes loneliness and playing a role to fill that loneliness. We go out. We put on a pretty face, a pretty dress, but desperation can so often be behind it. Dress is all about the desperation bred from loneliness. That dress is pretty, but it’s uncomfortable, it’s something shiny to cover something dark. It’s exhausting to wear, but we want to be noticed, to be wanted, to be loved. So, we wear that dress because emptiness is so much worse than the weight of putting on a facade. Death is better than emptiness, loneliness, so we put on that dress and go out dancing. I find it frightening that the dress does get to feeling so damn tight, it does get filthy, nights do end empty, and after enough time, wearing that dress starts to feel pointless.


2 Comments so far

  1. Buzzstein August 10th, 2009 12:13 pm

    I like me some PJ Harvey

  2. ineffable27 August 22nd, 2009 1:43 pm

    Thanks for embedding my youtube clip. Great commentary. Yeah it’s a hell of a tune.