Sammy the Seal

“777 times lovelier than anything I’ve ever seen”

In vinyl on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 at 10:18


Song: With Whom to Dance?
Artist: The Magnetic Fields
Album: Get Lost

An old favorite. Thank goodness Stephin Merritt has roughly the same vocal register as I do. Magnetic Fields great for sing-along or vocal practice. I bet this is an easy song to learn and play. Good for serenading, I bet. He’s known for smart-alecky wordplay, but check out this less common display of sincere, longing, melodramatic romanticism. Pretty.

“Moons in June
I’ve given up on that stuff
Arms have charms
But I’ve no hope of falling in love

The rest of life pales in significance
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance
With whom to dance?
With whom to dance?
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance

Rings and strings
What use have I for these things?
Bells and carousels
I’d just be fooling myself

The rest of life pales in significance
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance
With whom to dance
With whom to dance
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance

And you, you look like heaven
An angel who stepped from a dream
777 times lovelier than anything I’ve ever seen

The rest of life pales in significance
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance
With whom to dance
With whom to dance
I’m looking for somebody with whom to dance”

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