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about

The paradox of Weyes Blood’s “Seven Words” is to be found in its comforting, immediate melody; the song feels like home, like an earthly domain to which one can return. Natalie Mering’s vocal performance is both intimate and theatrical, rising and falling above and below the organ that trembles throughout the song, while co-producer Chris Cohen’s drumming is at its most subtle and sweet.

Lyrically, however, and at its core, the song is an expression of that eternal need to leave, to cut ties—the need for the seeker to abandon and explore. To pair off and find peace, to co-depend, though perhaps the most naturally mammalian tendency, limits the seeker, keeps her from “facing tomorrow” alone and in her own truth. The seven words of the song’s title form a sentence, an absent sentence, both an apology for and explanation of the ways we leave, what we leave behind.

lyrics

these seven words
I say to you 
one by one
I love you 
and you have to know 

if I could change
how I'm insane
if I could 
learn to leave 
my troubles behind
it's starting to hurt 
and you're movin on 
tellin everyone 
how I done you so wrong 

cat scratch a beast 
my words that 
made you bleed
now I face tomorrow 
now I face tomorrow 

In time we'll both
be free
from this ball and chain 
hangin on to things 
I want you mostly
in the morning
when my soul 
is weak 
from dreaming 

when the dust has cleared 
and you forget that I'm here
hangin on 
I've been hangin
who had the last word 
I'm tellin you first 
who had the last word 
I'm tellin you first 

these seven words 
are no longer mine 
who am I 
but a stranger 
who took you down 
it's starting to burn 
and I wanna go home
only home I've known 
lost in the storm 

it had to be 
seven words to set us free 
now I face tomorrow 
now I face tomorrow
now I face tomorrow 

credits

from Front Row Seat To Earth, track released August 10, 2016

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