(One of those admin notices: I'm going to be farming for about a week. Do farms have internet? I don't know, I've never been to a real one before. So comment moderation may be slow or nonexistent...just sayin'.)
Oh Lucksmiths, you were just so witty and lovely, and to top it all off, your singer actually enunciated. Too bad you broke up, but at least you have a large back catalogue to peruse. They tended to be great lyricists, and their music is perfect for, well, summer. Like this song. I found it here, while looking at some of the Matinee Recordings releases. The song is about something that has probably happened to all of us, regardless of orientation-- a friend that falls in love and suddenly becomes too busy to spend time with us anymore. However, as someone that doesn't do the whole "falling in love thing", I've always felt a little left-out that I'd never be on the other side. (Not like I would purposely ditch my friends, but it would be nice to know what the fuss was all about.) Now, it does sound like the narrator is actually in love with the person he's singing about...but it always hurts to lose a good friend, whether they're your secret crush or strictly platonic.
by the Lucksmiths
transcribed by me
Today of all days you decided
that you'd drop in uninvited
You were ever-so excited,
you were never so in love.
This time it's requited,
if i looked less than delighted
I was trying hard to hide it
but not trying hard enough.
Do do do do do do do do do.
That's fantastic, that's sarcastic
but forgive me the theatrics
I've been catching up on classics
and the springtime's been and gone.
And I didn't see the dangers
in hoping nothing ever changes
'til we said good bye like strangers
for the first time in so long. So long...
There's only me to blame,
but I'm lonely all the same.
Forgot to mention about the Lucksmiths: Australian accents! I mean, if that's a selling point for anyone.