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The Persistence of Memory

jsawatsk

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali conveys a message of the fleetingness of time. The clocks melting suggest that time is fleeting and the pocket watch covered in ants suggests the inevitability of death. The song I chose is called "Long Ride Home" by Patty Griffin. This song speaks directly to the feelings right after experienceing the loss of someone close to you. It goes though the different stages of life and time shared with the one who is now gone. The phrase "long ride home" suggests that time here on earth is short, time moves quickly, but death often stops the course of time, causing people to pause and evaluate their own lives.

"Long Ride Home"

Long black limousine
Shiniest car I've ever seen
The back seat is nice and clean
She rides as quiet as a dream
Someone dug a hole six long feet in the ground
I said goodbye to you and I threw my roses down
Ain't nothing left at all in the end of being proud
With me riding in this car, and you flying through the clouds

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We laid ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

Headlights staring at the driveway
The house is dark as it can be
I go inside and all is silent
It seems as empty as the inside of me

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long, on the long
Oh the long, on the long
On the long ride home

Author:   jsawatsk  Version:  1  Language: English  Category:   Views: 141

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