don’t leave me

The incongruity of placing a cheerful sounding, poppy bit, including instruments, alongside somewhat dark lyrics has always interested me. I think Regina’s placement of a cheerful melody in a major key along with a brass band alongside some darker images of the city seems to emphasize a kind of ambiguity. The effect is not always a total displacement. Stumbling nostalgia of the aged (looking back to when things were “right”) goes alongside the optimism of children playing in the snow. The inevitably of the thaw doesn’t stop one from sledding in the streets. I love Paris even when it’s raining.

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