Father John Misty, you’ve taken my heart

Apologies for the crickets around these parts. I’ve just wrapped up my ward nursing career (for the foreseeable future) and started my job as a staffing co-ordinator which I’m loving. I have also started my masters in clinical nurse education which I’m sure you could imagine is pretty time consuming.

Been listening to some pretty great tunes in the meantime but I just wanted to do a little exposé on one of my favourite people of the moment… J. Tillman (AKA Father John Misty)

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Anyone who knows me and my writing knows how much of a die-hard fan of Fleet Foxes I am and as J. Tillman was their former drummer, it’s almost a given that I would adore him just as much. He is an ultimate beardy mountain man even if I have one myself.

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I don’t know what it is – maybe the extreme romanticism in his lyrics, or maybe it’s the way his voice sounds with those more-often-than-not sexy lyrics. Whatever the case, you gotta listen to some of his tunes.

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Here are my top 5:

1.  (My favourite) Chateau Lobby #4

You left a note in your perfect script,
“stay as long as you want,”

and I haven’t left your bed yet

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(The actual letter Emma left him)

2. Real Love Baby

Our hearts are free
So tell me what’s wrong with the feeling
I’m a flower, you’re my bee
It’s much older than you and me
I’m in love, I’m alive
I belong to the stars and sky
Let’s forget who we are for one night
We’re not animals baby
It’s the people who lie

3. I Love You, Honeybear

Don’t ever doubt this, my steadfast conviction
You’re the one I wanna watch the ship go down with

4.When You’re Smiling and Astride Me (quite possibly one of the most deliciously sexy songs I’ve ever heard)

There’s no need to fear me
Darling, I love you as you are when you’re alone
I’ll never try to change you
As if I could, and if I were to, what’s the part that I’d miss most?
When you’re smiling and astride me
I can hardly believe I’ve found you and I’m terrified by that

5.  Nancy From Now On

Oh pour me another drink
And punch me in the face
You can call me Nancy
Every man wears a symbol
And I know I have mine
I’ve got my right hand stamped
In the concentration camp where my organs scream “slow down, man!”

There are so many great tunes to choose from and I’m dying to see his live show (by the looks of things, they’re pretty amazing – maybe I should take a coat with me next time?). Let me know your thoughts below…

Enjoy, until next time,
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