Very late to the party, the year 2000 was when I finally introduced myself to one Polly Jean Harvey, and her powerful music. Her album Stories From the City, Stories From The Sea became a frequent flier in the CD changer, the music befitting the moody landscape of that time and place, both personally and socially. This song in particular is one of my favourites. It’s deliciously dark, but also looking for light. It also embodies the philosophy of the year 2000 and its excesses.
“I was in need of help, heading to black out
‘Til somebody told me, ‘Run on in honey, before somebody blows your goddamn brains out.’
You shoplifted as a child; I wore a model’s smile
You carried all my hopes, ’til something broke inside
But now we float
Take life as it comes…”
Day 271: We Float – PJ Harvey