Sometimes, the Germans say it best.
I'm obsessed with this song right now. Andrew Bird covers this beautifully with his Bowl of Fire "Pathetique," but he updates the music into a vaudeville style a la The Real Tuesday Weld. The first half is dark and brooding and sounds quite a bit like "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch." The second is light and happy, sounding like Sinatra (which really contrasts with the lyrics). I can't for the life of me find a recording of Bird's version, but it's so worth looking up. I'd love to cover this as well with my own spin. I'm gonna work on it when I get home tonight.
I bear no grudge,
Even though my heart may break.
Eternally lost love, I bear no grudge.
Though you're shining in your diamond splendor,
No ray of light falls on the darkness of your heart.
I've known it well for a long time;
I bear no grudge!
I bear no grudge.
I saw you in a dream!
I saw the darkness in your heart;
I saw the snake that feeds upon your heart!
I saw my love,
How utterly wretched you are!
Alot of people have been asking how we got the band name "Diving Belle." I named the band before "The Divingbell and the Butterfly" was released; instead, the title is based on a poem I wrote a while ago. Here's an excerpt:
She'll never stop running
She's gone too far now, you've lost her