Strengthened by the epiphany, our hero allows his mind to wander back towards the past relationship...
I guess it's something new.
A little clearer now you're out of view.
But trying to see past you
Is something that I never thought I'd do.
I guess it's one more time around,
I wound up right back where I started from.
And though I miss you, I know I can't go back.
So I miss you, and let's just leave it at that.
We've been going round in rings,
Never really learning anything.
Just one more ring on that dying tree,
On every anniversary.
Don't know why we both just played along.
The only thing that mattered was to keep things ticking on.
We passed the time by talking about how good it was going to get.
I gotta say, it wasn't bad, but not much better than okay.
I wonder who'll be next?
Someone I know? Someone I haven't met?
Will she do things you'd never do,
Or will she just remind me of you?
from The Road To Anhedonia (2012),
released August 5, 2012
Jim Clements – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Rolla Olak – Electric Guitar
Rob Butterfield – Bass, Acoustic Slide Guitar
Henry Beckwith - Organ
Jenn Bojm –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