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Regina Spektor’s Samson

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came falling on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

I closed my eyes and laid down on the lounge chair beside the pool, earphones in my ears. The bright city lights shimmered behind my eyelids and a gentle evening breeze blew. The night was peaceful and almost perfect.

And then Regina Spektor‘s “Samson” started playing.

Her voice is mellow and unpolished, her songs, beautiful lyrics that tell stories of love, deep emotions and quirky adventures. And this graceful combination serves to be her strongest attraction.

Her songs, always accompanied by lilting piano melodies, have the power to set my mind adrift, bringing my imaginations to life. One could almost imagine a strong but gentle Samson cradling his lover (pre-Delilah) in bed as they are bonded by the love they shared. It’s a bittersweet, simple relationship that preceded Samson’s fame, a relationship that turned into nothing more than a distant dream. Nobody mourns for the demise of that love except her, nobody even remembers who she is.

You are my sweetest downfall

What a beautiful dream. Go catch it.