All I want in life’s a little bit of love to take the pain away. Getting strong today, a giant step each day. I’ve been told only fools rush in, only fools rush in, but I don’t believe, I don’t believe…
I could still fall in love with you.
I will love you till I die, and I will love you all the time; So, please put your sweet hand in mine, and float in space and drift in time. All my time until I die, we’ll float in space just you and I.
I’ll love you to death, I guess that’s what you get, and I don’t know where we are all going to. Love don’t get stranger, it is what it is, and I don’t know where we are all going to.
Everything happens today, and that’s what you get, and I don’t know where we are all going to.
For some reason, I had not given this album the attention it deserves until a few days ago and now I’m addicted to it. It’s one of those albums that get every single emotion out of you and you can do nothing about it.
This is my favorite song on the album, the title refers to a Japanese theory of social anxiety, which is really interesting:
Taijin kyofusho (対人恐怖症 taijin kyōfushō, TKS, for taijin kyofusho symptoms), is a Japanese culture-specific syndrome. The term taijin kyofusho literally means the disorder (sho) of fear (kyofu) of interpersonal relations (taijin). Dr. Shoma Morita described the condition as vicious cycle of self examination and reproach which can occur in people of hypochondriacal temperament.
Taijin kyofusho is commonly described as a form of social anxiety (social phobia), with the sufferer dreading and avoiding social contact. However, instead of a fear of embarrassing themselves or being harshly judged by others because of their social ineptness, sufferers of taijin kyofusho report a fear of offending or harming other people. The focus is thus on avoiding harm to others rather than to oneself.
“To be fair, the gap between most people’s capacity to conjure beauty from scratch and to merely recognize it when they see it is the width of the Atlantic Ocean.”— We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver (via para-diethylbenzene)
“I don’t know, I think that if I could just accept the fact that my life is supposed to be difficult. You know, that’s what to be expected, then I might not get so pissed-off about it and I’ll just be glad when something nice happens.”—Before Sunrise