I talk about music a lot, probably as much as I talk about books. I love music. But sometimes a certain artist or song really hits me and stays with me. A month ago I heard Foundations by Kate Nash and followed up, finding several other songs like Birds and Mouthwash and I just grabbed the whole CD because it’s so good. This song, Nicest Thing, makes me cry when I hear it because which one of us hasn’t felt this way? Hasn’t wished we were unforgettable?
I really can’t say enough about how much I love Kate Nash’s music. I love her lyrical style, conversational, sharp, clever, and this one is very, so achingly beautiful. Made of Bricks is her new CD and it’s now available here in the US. It’s so good, I promise.
All I know is that you’re so nice,
You’re the nicest thing I’ve seen.
I wish that we could give it a go,
See if we could be something.
I wish I was your favourite girl,
I wish you thought I was the reason you are in the world.
I wish I was your favourite smile,
I wish the way that I dressed was your favourite kind of style.
I wish you couldn’t figure me out,
But you always wanna know what I was about.
I wish you’d hold my hand when I was upset,
I wish you’d never forget the look on my face when we first met.
I wish you had a favourite beauty spot that you loved secretly,
‘Cos it was on a hidden bit that nobody else could see.
Basically, I wish that you loved me,
I wish that you needed me,
I wish that you knew when I said two sugars, actually I meant three.
I wish that without me your heart would break,
I wish that without me you’d be spending the rest of your nights awake.
I wish that without me you couldn’t eat,
I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep.
All i know is that you’re the nicest thing I’ve ever seen
I wish that we could see if we could be something