I saw Regina Spektor perform “Small Town Moon” from her new album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats on Colbert a few weeks ago – and he was just as awestruck as the rest of us.
In her interview beforehand, she’s soft-spoken, sweet, joking about what it meant to see life from the cheaper seats. “You get a wider view,” she said. True.
The song was absolutely breathtaking. Yeah, she got red lipstick on the mic, but her voice and the story she spun resonated so deeply, I just stood there. Dumbfounded.
“Today we’re younger than we’re ever gonna be.” True.
“But there’s a smalltown in my mind … how can I leave without hurting everyone that made me?
Who can’t relate with that? Anyone who’s ever left their families behind knows the delicate balance of the adventure of the unknown in bigger cities, many miles from the people who love us most.
So, thanks Regina, for putting that in a song. You did it gorgeous justice.
Here’s Regina’s “Small Town Moon” performance:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Regina Spektor – “Small Town Moon”|
favorite track: You guessed it. Small Town Moon