Sunday, June 7, 2009

2000 : 13 "Ink and Needles," by Diane Cluck


He says, "Why are you bare?
Bare as the day, day
you were born from your mother?"
I say, "So you can tattoo me
with the marks of a lover."

What amazes me about "Ink & Needles" is how intimate the song is. Every time I hear it I think about people and my relationship with them. It reminds me how close you can be with someone else, but they are always on the other side of your skin. Even if you are close to them they are far away. I think Diana Cluck's voice captures this well.

Rich Thomas

Listen: Diane Cluck >> "Ink & Needles"

1 comment:

Chris Wass said...

I feel the same way about this song. I'm glad that you included it on one of the mix CDs you made for me, it is really a gem.