Lyrics 

Her gaze is fixed upon mine

Looking for something lost to time

All I know is how I feel right now

That just ain’t good enough, somehow

 

She said;

Find yourself some trusty chords

Take these hollow words back home

Just find something to say

 

Would it be easier to forget

Spend my day living in regret

Nothing seems right, right now

That just ain’t good enough, somehow

 

She said;

Find yourself some trusty chords

Take those lengthy words back home

Just find something to say

She said;

Find yourself some trusty chords

Take those empty words back home

Just find something to say

But I don't need no small talk

I ain't got, I ain't got time for small talk

And I can't stand no small talk 

Especially not today

 

 

She said;

Find yourself some trusty chords

Take those empty words back home

Find something to say

She said;

Find yourself some trusty chords

Take those lengthy words back home

Just find something to say

Oh, find yourself, find yourself 

Those trusty chords 

And take your hollow words back home

Find something to say

A song about love in all its ambiguity and complexity. These lyrics try to speak out above 'honeyed words', to cut through pretense and find true meaning only to fall on silence. 

I wrote Small Talk from this viewpoint and it's transformed over the years. Yet, for me, it still holds impact. 

I could continue to describe what this song means to me, but it's hard to put it into words... it's difficult to find something to say. 

Can you put your feelings about Small Talk into words? Let me know in the comments below. 

Instrumentation:

Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, violin/fiddle, electric guitar, shruti box

Inspirations:

Margot and the nuclear so and so's - Broadripple is burning 

Drive by truckers - Mercy buckets

Anthony Green - I'm sorry for everything I've ever done

Pinegrove - Aphasia

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Thanks for your thoughts!

O so true! Zeker in deze tijden, waar alles is gezegd. Waar hoofd en hart verschillende wegen gaan, op zoek naar vertrouwen.

Esther