Song of the Day #2,672: ‘I Always Fall Apart’ – Sharon Van Etten

sharon_van_ettenSharon Van Etten is Jersey-born and Brooklyn-based, an NPR-approved indie folk rock singer-songwriter who’s been performing for a decade and has released four well-received albums. I’d never heard of her.

This moving piano ballad is a nice introduction to Van Etten’s work. It has a Tori Amos feel to it but less avant garde, with a little more of a 60s folk influence.

[Verse 1]
Where have you been?
Where have you been?
I’ve covered the streets
Recovered into everlasting leaps

[Chorus]
You know it’s always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It’s not my fault, it’s just my flaw
It’s who I am
You know it’s always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It’s not my fault, it’s just my flaw
It’s who I am

[Verse 2]
You turn me in to a museum
You kept me from the growing weeds
When all you wanted was the best
From me, that is the test
Can you keep me from?
You can’t explain me

[Chorus]
You know it’s always been my heart
You know I always fall apart
It’s not my fault, it’s just my flaw
It’s who I am

[Verse 3]
I can’t believe the way I’ve been
I’ve been resentful and I’ve sinned
I need you now just as a friend
I need a hand held, not a pushing
I need a way to help me to stand only to crash
I know who I am and what I’ve done
Don’t know what I’d do but when
I look to my side I’ll be a friend
Where have you been?

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,672: ‘I Always Fall Apart’ – Sharon Van Etten

  1. Dana says:

    Never heard of her either. This one’s a bit sleepy, but pretty.

  2. Peg says:

    She has a nice voice, but the song drags a bit for me too; is that a violin I hear in the background? Sounds like it to me

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