“i lost my mind long ago / down that yellow brick road”

February 21, 2011

words from the wise.



in the midst of working on some updates for the charity back home that i help run not paying attention to the music that i had put on for some background motivation, my concentration broke when the following lines played over my speaker:”

i lost my mind long ago

down that yellow brick road

there is something intrinsically beautiful in the voices of angus and julia stone.  this particular song, yellow brick road, is not necessarily one of my favourites, however, i found myself hitting replay twice in order to absorb the lyrics.  the sound.  and then again the lines ‘i lost my mind long ago down that yellow brick road’ brought me to logging onto my blog and writing about it.  perhaps it is the words “i lost my mind” and “that yellow brick road” that seems fitting for an entry on this caveat that i am using to document my personal growth.  i have not necessarily lost my mind, ironically enough, i actually think i found it here.  and the wishful innocence of ‘follow the yellow brick road’ that we sang about as a little kid inspired by dorothy and the mystical land of oz is perhaps that profound whimsical feeling i get about losing myself down a road layered with yellow bricks.

later on in the song angus sings ‘then a heart of gold came on the stereo and mr young made me cry’.  mr young indeed has that effect (check out the live recording of it from his performance at massey hall) and so does mr and mrs stone apparently.  ok, perhaps i have lost my mind :).

read below for full lyrics of ‘yellow brick road’ by angus and julia stone:

Just a spoon full of sugar
Makes the medicine go down
Sweet Mary-Jane won’t you lay me down
Lost my heart in California, lost my mind
Shot me down with a revolver, got me high
Then a heart of gold came on the stereo
Mr Young made me cry
Then all the colours of the rainbow
Fell in my eyes

I lost my mind long ago
Down that yellow brick road
I lost my mind long ago
Down that yellow brick road

Took a train to the river
Where I drove right in
That skinny dippin’ girl
Made the blue bird sing
Fell in love in California, she blew my mind
She shot me down with her revolver
She got me high
Then the weather man came on the radio
Said there be sunshine
Then all the colours of the rainbow
Fell in my mind

I lost my mind long ago
Down that yellow brick road
I lost my mind long ago
Down that yellow brick road

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a very curious lass with oh-so-much to say. this blog, a creative space for me and my words to play.

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