Saturday, May 14, 2011

LYRIC DIVE: sim sala bim

"all the loose ends would surround me again in the shape of your face"
 ^a piece of the album art

Lately I have been posting a lot about Fleet Foxes, reason being, their second full length came out May 3 and so I've been dwelling in the awesomeness of Helplessness Blues. Track 3, "sim sala bim," has some interesting lyrics. The song features a few references to withcraft/black magic. So anyways, I've typed the "sim sala bim" lyrics below and have added links of images of what I picture when I listen to this song. The speaker is quite poetic.

he was so kind such a gentleman tied to the oceanside
lighting a match on the suitcase's latch in the fading of night
ruffled the fur of the collie 'neath the table
ran out the door through the dark
carved out his initials in the bark

then the earth shook 
that was all that it took for the dream to break
all the loose ends would surround me again in the shape of your ... face
what makes me love you despite the reservations?
what do I see in your eyes
besides my reflection hanging high?

are you off somewhere reciting incantations?
sim sala bim on your tongue
carving off the hair of someone's young

remember when you had me cut your hair
call me Delilah then I wouldn't care