Song of the Day #3,564: ‘Portugal’ – Walk the Moon

After a month-long hiatus, please welcome back Random iTunes Weekends! Now that I’ve switched to a streaming service, the idea of randomly pulling from my meager iTunes library seems a bit quaint, but we’re still looking at more than 13,000 songs.

Even if I could figure out how to pull a random song from the millions accessible through Amazon Music, I don’t think I’d be happy with the results. And I like that Random iTunes Weekends give a little glimpse of where my interests lie.

Today’s random selection is the great song ‘Portugal’ by Walk the Moon. Walk the Moon’s 2014 album Talking is Hard (best known for summer hit ‘Shut Up and Dance’) is as strong a collection of alternative pop as I’ve ever heard. It’s so good I’ve put off listening to their latest album out of fear that it won’t live up to this one.

[Verse 1]
I know everyone you know
You know everyone I know
Our Venn diagrams are one circle
You grow up when I’m not looking
We grow apart without knowing
And all of a sudden I’m leaving

[Chorus]
So I say I’m sorry I can’t, I’ve got plans
As I watch the time slip through my hands
What you don’t know now one day you’ll learn
Growing up is a heavy leaf to turn
A heavy leaf to turn

[Post-Chorus]
Take me with you
‘Cause even on your own
You are not alone
Take me with you
‘Cause even by yourself
My love, you are something else

[Verse 2]
One summer turns into ten summers
One lover turns into ten others
But this memory is still with me
So close, bring me in so close
Your clothes, underneath my clothes
Once upon a time in Portugal

[Chorus]
So I say I’m sorry I can’t, I’ve got plans
As I watch the time slip through my hands
What you don’t know now one day you’ll learn
That growing up is a heavy leaf to turn
A heavy leaf to turn

[Post-Chorus]
Take me with you
‘Cause even on your own
You are not alone
Take me with you
‘Cause even by yourself
My love, you are something else

[Bridge]
(Oh-oh-oh-oh)
No matter what you want
(Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Somebody else wants it just as bad
No matter what you got
(Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Somebody else has got it worse
No matter when I got to you
(Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Somebody else got to you first

[Chorus]
So I say I’m sorry I can’t, I’ve got plans
As I watch the time slip through my hands
What you don’t know now one day you’ll learn
Growing up is a heavy leaf to turn
A heavy leaf to turn
Take me with you
‘Cause even on your own
You are not alone
Take me with you
‘Cause even by yourself
My love, you are something else

(I know everyone you know)
Take me with you
(You know everyone I know)
‘Cause even on your own
(Venn diagrams are one circle)
You are not alone (oh no, you are not alone)
(I know everyone you know)
Take me with you
(You know everyone I know)
‘Cause even by yourself
(Venn diagrams are one circle)
You can carry with you anyone else

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,564: ‘Portugal’ – Walk the Moon

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, the good news is that with your Amazon streaming music, you can listen with less fear and less risk.😊

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