My Top 1000 Songs #248: Waltz #2
"That's the man she's married to now. That's the girl that he takes around town. She appears composed, so she is, I suppose; who can really tell? She shows no emotion at all; stares into space like a dead china doll."
Savage stuff, breaks my heart every time; but you can make your way through the nakedness of the lyrics over and over because Smith's vocals and the sweet melody remain so inviting. And at the end of it all, Smith appears to hold onto some affection (if only it were so in reality): "I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow."Solo live in the studio:Live with backing (including Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss):