Song of the Day #4,111: ‘Fidelity’ – Regina Spektor

The Random iTunes Fairy has a knack for sniffing out the hits. I’m always surprised that she seems to settle on the best-known tracks from an album when randomness would suggest the deeper cuts have a better chance of surfacing.

Regina Spektor’s 2006 album Begin to Hope produced one hit, its first song and lead-off single ‘Fidelity.’ In fact, this is the only Spektor song to ever chart in the U.S. And the Random iTunes Fairy targeted it like a guided missile.

I’m glad she did, because this is an excellent song, one I love, and one I am always happy to give some play. I recently added this track to a playlist I made for my older daughter.

And now, dear readers, I offer it to you.

[Intro]
Shake it up

[Verse 1]
I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds

[Pre-Chorus]
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind
All of these words
I hear in my mind
All this music
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart

[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart
Well, it breaks my heart

[Verse 2]
Suppose I never ever met you
Suppose we never fell in love
Suppose I never ever let you
Kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose you never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs
Just to break my own fall

[Chorus]
Just to break my fall
Just to break my fall
Just to break my fall
Break my fall, break my fall

[Bridge 1]
All my friends say that of course it’s
Gonna get better, gonna get better
Better, better, better, better
Better, better, better

[Verse 3]
I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds

[Pre-Chorus]
I hear in my mind
All of these voices
I hear in my mind
All of these words
I hear in mind
All this music

[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart

[Bridge 2]
I hear in my mind
All of these voices
I hear in my mind
All of these words
I hear in my mind
All of this music
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart

[Chorus]
And it breaks my heart
Oh and it breaks my heart
Oh and it breaks my heart
Oh and it breaks my heart
Breaks my heart
Oh and it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
Oh and it breaks my heart

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,111: ‘Fidelity’ – Regina Spektor

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, thanks to the Random ITunes Fairy, I have now seen the video to this song for the first time, so thank you for that.

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    I like her voice, lyrics, originality. Good onešŸ„°

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