Kate Nash Is Fabulous

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

7 comments to “Kate Nash Is Fabulous”

  1. JSL
    January 10th, 2008 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren,
    Thanks for sharing that – I don’t think I’ve heard of Kate Nash before. This past year I’ve been much more into “chill” music. So, a lot of Imogen Heap/Frou Frou, Ingrid Michaelson, Landon Pigg, Matt Kearney, Feist, A Fine Frenzy, The Bird and the Bee, etc. And of course… I still can’t give up my pop/top 40s. That’s pretty much all that gets played in my car.

  2. JSL
    January 10th, 2008 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Oh – right! And Lilly Allen – I first heard “Knock ‘Em Out” about a year ago and *loved* it. 😉 It’d be a perfect theme song for a heroine/her friend.

  3. Estella
    January 10th, 2008 at 3:17 pm · Link

    I haven’t heard of kate Nash. Thanks for bringing her to my attention.

  4. Cathy M
    January 10th, 2008 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Thanks for the link, Lauren. The song is beautiful and am going to go check out her CD.

  5. Red
    January 11th, 2008 at 7:35 am · Link

    I haven’t heard Kate Nash either, but I just did and lord, the song is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing that, Lauren. And HUGS! 🙂

  6. Lacy Danes
    January 18th, 2008 at 10:04 pm · Link

    I bought this CD just from hearing this song here on your blog!

    i cried when i read the lyrics… and then I heard her voice.


    Thanks Lauren!

  7. Lauren
    January 19th, 2008 at 11:14 am · Link

    JSL – I LOVE The Bird and the Bee! I have Fucking Girlfriend on my writing soundtrack along with My Moon, My Man from Feist

    Estella and Cathy – I just have been totally knocked out by her music so I had to share!

    Red – thanks hon, hugs right back atcha.

    Lacy – aww, cool! And hey, I meant to respond to you sooner but yes, I’ve heard of Band of Horses and Is There a Ghost is on my playlist right now, I love them!