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Music Crush of the Moment

About a month or so ago Matt told me about a song he had heard on the radio in the car. He really liked it, but at the time couldn’t tell me what the name of the artist was or the name of the song. Two days later he came into my studio and loaded up a video by Bastille and told me to listen to it. When I was done I pulled the song from iTunes.

The song Pompeii hit all the right notes for me. I loved the chanting background and the imagery that is evoked by the lyrics is in fact rather uniquely suited to an rpg that I was in for a brief time. For a late entry into 2013, it actually garnered a spot on my 2013 playlist.

After listening to the song one day in the car I posted the word Pompeii on FB and the first response was someone responding with the chant heard in the background of the song…

Enjoy!

Pompeii by Bastille

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settles around us

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

If you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?

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A Fibre Arts Enthusiast, a writer of fiction, a would-be foodie, and a collector of champagne glasses...Owner of Loose Endings Studio.

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