It’s like the term “flesh wound.” Right? You can say “It’s only a flesh wound” in order to express to someone that they won’t in fact die, but a flesh wound can cause you to lose one or all limbs and it’s still technically a flesh wound. And then there you are with no arms and no legs, saying “People say this is just a flesh wound… Fuck these people. I have to be carried from room to room and I don’t like it. It’s terrible. I remember when I had arms and legs and it was awesome. Now I don’t have them and it’s bad. I do the best I can without them and I try to be hopeful every day, but at the same time, where are my legs?”
It’s the same with me and break-up songs. People go, “oh. It’s a break-up song.” Yes, oh yes, it’s a song about a person for whom everything has just now collapsed, just now. And that for me remains a compelling subject, always
John Darnielle on why he writes so many break-up songs (via milliemylesie
Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea (Remix) b/w I Hate Myself And Want To Die (LP Version) 7” || Geffen Records & Sub Pop Records 2014
The only record I really wanted today….