Song of the Day #4,054: ‘I Thought I Saw Your Face Today’ – She & Him

Here’s a track from the 2008 She & Him debut album Volume One. She & Him is a collaboration between actress/musical artist Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter M. Ward.

This song is a fine example of the album’s overall sound, indie folk with an old-fashioned sheen courtesy of Deschanel’s distinctive vocals. I liked the album a lot though I certainly don’t revisit it very often.

The band went on to release Volume Two in 2010 and Volume Three in 2013. But their most successful album is 2011’s A Very She & Him Christmas, which probably got a boost from fans who warmly remember Deschanel’s holiday songs in Elf.

[Verse 1]
I thought I saw your face today, but I just turned my head away
Your face against the trees
But I just see the memories as they come, as they come
And I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No, I couldn’t help but fall in love again

[Verse 2]
I saw it glitter as I grew
And loved it boy, I never knew
I thought this place was heaven sent
But now it’s just a monument in my mind, in my mind
And I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again

[Chorus]
The cars and freeways Implore me to stay away out of this place
My mother said “Just keep your head and play it as it lays”

[Whistling]

[Chorus]
The cars and freeways Implore me to stay away out of this place
My mother said “Just keep your head and play it as it lays”

[Verse 3]
I somehow see what’s beautiful in things that are ephemeral
I’m my only friend of mine, love is just a piece of time
In the world, in the world

And I couldn’t help
But fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again
No I couldn’t help but fall in love again

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,054: ‘I Thought I Saw Your Face Today’ – She & Him

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m fan of their sound and her vocals, though I haven’t revisited their music in awhile either.

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