“I felt your hand light on my sleeve
as light as a bird that might offer a sinner reprieve
we don’t know too much, no, we don’t know too much
love rains mysteriously
behind every cloud is a purpose only now we can see”—Josh Ritter - Rainslicker (via technicolora) (via fuckyeahjoshritter)
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle The Thistles Undone)
I remember freaking the fuck out seeing this live this summer, hearing the opening chords, tears streaming down my eyes (nearly the entire time, which normally doesn’t happen until the end.. EVERY DAMN TIME). It was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in my life, but I think it has something to do with this album being life-alteringly good.
Also, I really want those words permanetly on my body somewhere (“the prettiest whistles won’t wrestle the thistles undone”). Someone that’s good with type design help me out with that, please…?
"The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle The Thistles Undone" … my brain has a hard time not repeating that over and over every time I hear it.
"Pretty flowers crush his heart on a world of make-believe Whispers floating, words so soft Hands go walking down my sleeve Hold my hand, Oh Abigail And tell me everything Hold my hand, Oh Abigail I wont let go for anything”
“I got really exhausted on the Gold tour, so I bought myself a red cape and some bumble bee slippers which I wore into every restaurant and truck stop until my tour manager took them away. He said I was going to get arrested.”—
I just heard a live version of the Josh Ritter song, “Rainslicker” that has officially melted my heart and made the world ok again. Currently listening on repeat. My night could not have ended any sweeter after a day of emotions that I have not experienced in months.