The Daily Song: Sick of Losing Soulmates Dodie Clark

Photo Credit: Peter Szto, PhD

I don’t remember how I stumbled onto Dodie Clark’s Sick of Losing Soulmates, but I was instantly smitten with both Dodie Clark and this song. There is both great emotional resonance and innocent nativity in this song.  As I could not decide between the stripped down version with just Dodie with her guitar and the more polished version with a montage from the film Last Five Years, I thought I would give you the chance to experience both of them for yourself.  I hope that you are as smitten as I am.

The beautiful featured image was taken by my old friend Peter Szto.  Peter and I met in 1990 when we were first year students at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work.  He is one of those people always reminds me to remember my humanity. Peter is now on faculty at the Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska and is an incredibly gifted photographer.  I am deeply grateful that he willing to let me share his work with a wider audience.

“Sick Of Losing Soulmates”

What a strange being you are, God knows where I would be
If you hadn’t found me, sitting all alone in the dark
A dumb screenshot of youth
Watch how a cold broken teen
Will desperately lean on a superglued human of proofWhat the hell would I be, without you
Brave face talk so lightly, hide the truth

‘Cause I’m sick of losing soulmates, so where do we begin
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?
Yeah, I’m sick of losing soulmates, won’t be alone again
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?

We will grow old as friends, I’ve promised that before
So what’s one more?
In our grey-haired circle, waiting for the end
Time and hearts will wear us thin
So which path will you take, cause we both know a break
Does exactly what it says on the tin

What the hell would I be, without you
Brave face talk so lightly, hide the truth

‘Cause I’m sick of losing soulmates, so where do we begin
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?
Yeah, I’m sick of losing soulmates, won’t be alone again
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?

I won’t take no for an answer (I won’t take no for an answer)
I won’t take no for an answer (I won’t take no for an answer)
I won’t take no (I won’t take no)
I won’t take no (I won’t take no)

‘Cause I’m sick of losing soulmates, so where do we begin
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?
Yeah, I’m sick of losing soulmates, won’t be alone again
I can finally see, you’re as fucked up as me
So how do we win?

 

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