Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn’t have) ?

I was just sitting outside in the dark watching fireflies zooming around the garden. Suddenly I thought of Nouvelle Vague’s wonderful easy listening cover version of The Buzzcocks’ classic “Ever fallen in love” … so here you go

Nouvelle Vague – Ever Fallen In Love from nigani on Vimeo.

You spurn my natural emotions
You make me feel like dirt and I’m hurt
And if I start a commotion
I run the risk of losing you and that’s worse

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn’t have fallen in love with

I can’t see much of a future
Unless we find out what’s to blame, what a shame
And we won’t be together much longer
Unless we realize that we are the same

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn’t have fallen in love with

You disturb my natural emotions
You make me feel like dirt and I’m hurt
And if I start a commotion
I’ll only end up losing you and that’s worse

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn’t have fallen in love with

For a bit of fireflie-summer-feeling watch this wonderful compilation with equally wonderful music by Michael Nyman … ah yes, the movie that piece was taken from is Peter Greenaway’s also wonderful ‘Drowning by Numbers’ where grandmother, mother & daughter are ridding themselves of their partners 😉

Fireflies, Summer 2011 from Michael Roman on Vimeo.

This post’s pic is a screen grab from this video – I sincerely hope that Michael Roman is ok with it 🙂

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How do we fall in love?

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Somewhere in this endless internet I’ve found the most breathlessly poetic answer to this question – sadly not by me 😉 – but by author Jeanette Winterson:

How do we fall in love?

You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole.
You fall like falling through space.
It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet.
And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people wear.
It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump.
Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and call it home.
And you can bring your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the holes, are on the new planet you found.)
And you can bring your friends to visit.
And read your favourite stories to each other.
And the falling was really the big jump that you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without.
That’s it.

PS You have to be brave.

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