It slowly dawns on our hero that he's in a crippling relationship...
Nothing really changes but your moods,
The only really ugly thing about you.
You love me because I never get blue.
I haven't a felt a thing since the day that I met you.
You say I'm good enough to get you started off,
Be your well-laid path while you're starting over.
I must confide, if I had some pride, I wouldn't be at your side,
Your four leaf clover.
You pulled me up from my roots to
Be around any time it suits you
You say I'm your lucky charm;
When you're all wound up only I can make you calm.
And it's just like you said to me,
"My love, life it comes and goes,
Love ebbs and flows,
And it's not like there's somewhere else you gotta be."
And I know I can't complain,
I could leave anytime and just take the pain,
But I'm a sucker for a pretty face.
Mother always said I had good taste.
from The Road To Anhedonia (2012),
released August 5, 2012
Jim Clements – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rolla Olak – Electric Guitar
Joseph Lubinsky-Mast – Electric Bass
Jenn Bohm – Vocals
Richard Clements – Drums
Every five years or so, Jim Clements emerges to drop a collection of literate, witty, surreal, gut-wrenching songs, before
disappearing again into the shadows. A songwriter’s songwriter in the tradition of Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Nick Cave, his songs have earned him critical acclaim and a devoted following over his fifteen-year career....more