Monday, March 14, 2011

Oh My Heart

I was so looking forward to seeing The National perform tomorrow night. But they had to cancel the Asian tour because of the tragedy that struck Japan last Friday; they were due to play Tokyo later this week (The Gaslight Anthem also canceled their Japanese gigs). In hindsight it was probably a good decision to do so. Obviously everyone's hearts are pretty heavy at the moment. And now whenever I listen to R.E.M.'s Oh My Heart, it always reminds me of those surreal images of the destruction of a civilization I witnessed on the news.

I came home to a city half-erased
I came home to face
What we faced
This place needs me here to start
This place is the beat of my heart