Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jenny Gillespie - Shells

“I wouldn’t ask you to wonder about God. So we watched the planes take off over the ocean. And the waves, docile until punched by the wind.” Beautiful images planted against a strumming guitar and a voice. The story is about trying not to look back as plans are made for a future the narrator is not looking forward to at this point in time. All the thoughts are kept in her head as she walks with the person she should be talking to. Perhaps is, about more trivial ideas. What I like about this song is how true it is – we keep our deep thoughts to ourselves even while hanging out with those we care deeply about. Jenny Gillespie