wish you well

I had the radio on, and heard this for the first time. My immediate thought was, “holy cow, this glorious man is somehow channelling Emma Louise!” and it turns out, it is her. She has had her voice pitched down for the whole album. Something she has wanted to do for years apparently. Her voice is angelic, but I love this too. (She calls him Joseph.) If you feel like a gorgeously heart breaking moment…

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
There she is
Perfectly framed by the woods she painted green
With the help of those hands of his
Oh, oh, oh
And there she dreams
Dreaming all the dreams that I used to dream
Woah oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh but prove yourself
No you could not’ve moved on this well
Lie to me
Say there’s still some place we can meet
But if not

[Chorus]
I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well

[Verse 2]
There he is
Playing in his band now only just for kicks
And I shuffle my way up to the front row
Standing still
I can see him singing with his eyes closed
I hope you keep singing with your eyes closed
Woah-oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh but prove yourself
No you could not have moved on this well
Lie to me
Say there’s still some place we can meet
But if not

[Chorus]
I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well
Oh, I wish you well

Oh even though my heart is breaking
Oh even though my heart breaks

 

20 thoughts on “wish you well

            1. Are they? Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
              Life is heart wrenching, and I love the way some people can make the most beautiful art from it. I adore music like this, and I love to share it. And I love the sentiment of this, that she wishes him well.

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              1. Yes, with the suffering is more money earned than with cheerful content. This is probably not only specific for art …. Suffering and agony have a magical attraction to humans…as long as it is not their own suffering. But you are right that is a very beautiful song and there is a lot of sad art that is beautiful. Hmm, but do I like the sentiment, that she wishes him well? I do not know,therefor I should know her story.

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                1. Oh I am not interested in the money side of it at all. And I am certainly not attracted to suffering. It is more about the things we can relate to as humans, the connections made through it all, and making something beautiful from something painful.
                  I love the sentiment of this song, it’s not about anger or bitterness, but letting go, as painful as it is, and wishing only good things for the other.

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  1. Sorry, I have expressed myself bad and you have misunderstood me.
    I did not think that YOU are interested in money. But our world is all about money and power, and some are obsessed with it. They create suffering and misery and finally this is also still a market. Too bad for the artists who literally make their own feelings and suffering to word, music, film or other.
    My logic tells me that it is not possible to do something beautyful from something painful. You can write about it, compose etc. but the ingredients come from different places …altough the soul and the heart bring the memory.
    But you are right, separations in kindness are something very positive and certainly also possible if the partners were and are honest with each other and no one fooled the other.

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    1. It IS tragic, the obsessions with money and power! The corrupting nature of all of that. But this post isn’t about that. ๐Ÿ˜‹
      There are different sufferings of course, there is nothing beautiful about evil. But how we choose to deal wtih those things can be. And in this case, the beauty is there in the beginning. She grieves because she loves, and she wishes him well because of it. Love and grief come from the same place, (depending on the reasons for the grieving) because they are a package in a broken world, one who doesn’t grieve, doesn’t love! It’s a divine imprint

      I would say that this music is proof that you can make something beautiful from pain. (I don’t mean glorifying pain, is that the confusion?)

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      1. I agree with you in most parts๐Ÿ™‚…haha I often hear, this post is not about this or you misunderstand…. of course every poet/ every artist want to tell a story, perhaps want to describe his/ her feelings. But art is interaction and an experience for the audience aswell. So it is what they feel about it. I am sure my feelings when I watched the photos of Dachau when I visited the KZ with my grade if school were different than the feelings of victims…it depends always on personality, situations and emotional condition…. but as I said I like the song aswell.

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