26 January 2009

Music Monday: Kate Nash "Nicest Thing"



This Kate Nash video is for a song that makes me tear up every time I hear it, "Nicest Thing". It is from her album called Made of Bricks. I'm not sure if Kate Nash gets a lot of airplay on Top 40 stations here in the States. I first heard of her when her song "Merry Happy" was used on the TV show Privileged.

Songs like this one with simple instrumentation touch me more than the grand sweeping Celine Dion-style songs that are designed to get to you. In the video, Nash has that uneasy look of a teenage girl who isn't sure if she wants to spill her guts like this. I've included the lyrics below to make sure you capture the beauty of them.

All I know is that you're so nice,
You're the nicest thing I've seen.
I wish that we could give it a go,
See if we could be something.

I wish I was your favourite girl,
I wish you thought I was the reason you are in the world.
I wish I was your favourite smile,
I wish the way that I dressed was your favourite kind of style.

I wish you couldn't figure me out,
But you always wanna know what I was about.
I wish you'd hold my hand when I was upset,
I wish you'd never forget the look on my face when we first met.

I wish you had a favourite beauty spot that you loved secretly,
'Cos it was on a hidden bit that nobody else could see.
Basically, I wish that you loved me,
I wish that you needed me,
I wish that you knew when I said two sugars, actually I meant three.

I wish that without me your heart would break,
I wish that without me you'd be spending the rest of your nights awake.
I wish that without me you couldn't eat,
I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep.

All I know is that you're the nicest thing I've ever seen
I wish that we could see if we could be something.
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