Patrick Wolf- Overture
Don’t forget how the story begins
Every lyric here
I know exactly what he means, the particularity of the segment of his life that he is referring to here. He is singing this particular song to himself.
can I identify.
And like him, it is a part of my life that I will neither be able to forget nor will I be able to allow its scars to fade from my psych
yet one I am now strangely grateful for.
After all these years
Don’t you think it’s time
It has been a while. And I didn’t feel anywhere near this way at the time.
I used to always try to conceal, run and hide from this part of my past, of myself, yet it has made me who I am. It has shown me that I am different, unusual. Thinking back, I don’t think it could have been any other way. And now, I wouldn’t have wanted it to be.
I have to learn to be more open about it. That will take even more time, but I’ll get there. One day, I’ll be proud- an idiosyncrasy, not something to be ashamed of.
I’ve never genuinely looked at it that way. Tried, but haven’t felt it.
PW you are a kindred spirit, genius and a legend.
Posts related to this song by Patrick Wolf (who is some sort of gay-ish British pop thing?) is one of the most common things-that-aren’t-the-beginnings-of-musicals-but-under-the-overture-tag. I decided to give it a listen today, and decided that it is sufficiently dramatic enough to live under that tag without my criticism.