Such a beautiful, sad (and yet hopeful) song. I listened to this one a lot while I was writing this book, and it always put me in the right mood.
Okay, I know this song wasn’t remotely out while I was writing this book, but When He Was Wicked is unquestionably my sexiest book, and I LOVE this song.
“I’ve been bought and sold
and I’ve been hung upside down
so you can hear me breathing.
Do you think it’s easy?”
I honestly can’t pick which lyrics most feel like Michael to me. It could be the above, or it could be:
“I’ve been aching all through summer. I’ve been waiting just to fall. Cut me down.”
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions are such an under-appreciated band. I discovered them during my gap year in England (1987-88; yes, I’m that old), and I’ve loved them ever since.
If “Cut Me Down” is Michael, then “Don’t Tell Me” is Francesca, especially:
“Tell me love isn’t true. It’s just something that we do.”
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