"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Monday, October 26, 2015

Magdalena

"Automat" by Edward Hopper, 1927


I woke up this morning with this melody and the first couple lines running through my head and figured if I didn't get it down today it would be lost to the mists of time. In the dream the song accompanied an animated video by a Scandinavian artist. The characters in the video had broccoli for hair. Bright red broccoli.



I know Magdalena's not real
But I still remember how she makes me feel
It's a thrill you can't buy, beg, or steal
And I miss Magdalena
I miss Magdalena

I know there's some things I can't fix
But it turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks
Like how to stand on his hind legs
Before he rolls over and begs
Come on old dog, roll over and beg

I know that time just moves one way
But memories linger from long-ago days
Not every memory is true
The only one matters is you
The only one matters is you

I know Magdalena's not real
But I still remember how she makes me feel
It's a thrill you can't buy, beg, or steal
And I miss Magdalena
I miss Magdalena