ONCE: Falling Slowly.

By | March 1, 2008

This song reminds me that in a parallel Universe, years ago, I took a bus ride for fun. I met and asked a girl out on a date. We went rowing on a lake that weekend. We were in our 20’s. She was a talented musician. We have been together ever since, in college, in love, building our careers, writing songs, making music, having kids, buying a home, saving the world.

Back in this Universe I’ve been fairly happy … but something is missing … because I missed that bus. I think she looks like Gillian Anderson, but that’s just a guess. She is living her life vaguely annoyed with a man she never met, a man who never took her rowing. Now she rows alone, mumbling to herself, “I should be on a bus, not in a boat.”


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