In Real Life You Never Get to Do a Second Take

by Nouvelle Bardot
originally published at 12:14AM on Monday, August 27, 2007

I sat as close as possible to the seat where I’d met you that autumn afternoon. With every heartbeat I wanted you madly. But I was young, younger than before. I never saw the truth hanging from the door. I’m ashamed of the person I am. Time stands still when I think of you.

When the sun turns traitor cold, I lay in a freezing cold flat and damp on the walls. I feel a wreck without my little China Girl. I remember the day, waving goodbye. We may never know why.

Bye, bye, baby bye bye.

The sidewalk is rushing at my head again, I’m lying on the street in the rain and wind. Shedding tears for affairs, its a stupid little thing. And frankly, my dear, I never gave damn.

Somebody falls in love, somebody falls out of a windowsill. I know that I’ll lose every time. All is loneliness. Loneliness is calling. I just want a lover like any other, what do I get, oh what do I get?

There’s something forgotten I want you to know.

I am human and I need to be loved.

Just like everybody else does.




  • from Nouvelle Bardot:

    Here’s the musical selections : /

    Wickerman – Pulp
    Love You More – Buzzcocks
    Place to Be – Nick Drake
    Isolation – Joy Division
    Time Stands Still – Cut Copy
    Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
    That’s Entertainment – The Jam
    China Girl – David Bowie
    Airport Motels – Crystal Skulls
    Bye Bye Baby – Janis Joplin
    Soda Shop – Jay Brannan
    Tears for Affairs – Camera Obscura
    Jamais – Charlotte Gainsbourg
    Tonite – Jarvis Cocker
    All is Loneliness – Janis Joplin
    What Do I Get? – Buzzcocks

  • from Nouvelle Bardot:

    Also featured:

    The Half-Remarkable Question – The Incredible String Band

    How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths

  • from Howie Amourscow:

    Five stars just for dropping The Smiths in.

  • from Alexa ♥:

    I think it even works as a ficlet. Plus, excellent soundtrack.

  • from RunningWithScissors:

    cooooooooooooool. :]]