Friday, December 12, 2008

Weekend Music: "I Google You"

"I Google You" is a mournful love song by Neil Gaiman, here peformed by Amanda Palmer. The singer remembers a lost love by occasionally Googling his/her name.

[Video Link] I remember actually doing this years back, about an ex-girlfriend, for a little while. Then I had the good sense to stop. Anyway, here are the lyrics:

I Google you
late at night when I don’t know what to do
I find photos
you’ve forgotten
you were in
put up by your friends

I Google you
when the day is done and everything is through
I read your journal
that you kept
that month in France
I’ve watched you dance

And I’m pleased your name is practically unique
it’s only you and
a would-be PhD in Chesapeake
who writes papers on
the structure of the sun
I’ve read each one

I know that I
should let you fade
but there’s that box
and there’s your name
somehow it never makes the pain
grow less or fade or disappear
I think that I should save my soul and
I should crawl back in my hole
But it’s too easy just to fold
and type your name again
I fear
I google you
Whenever I’m alone and feeling blue
And each scrap of information
That I gather
says you’ve got somebody new
And it really shouldn’t matter
ought to blow up my computer
but instead….
I google you

HT: Neatorama

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