I watched the last ever Scrubs episode this morning, and since then haven't been able to get Peter Gabriel's cover of the Book of Love out of my head. This may also be due to the fact that I've had it on replay for the last hour or so and my last.fm is going to start to look like a Peter Gabriel tribute page. It was originally done by the Magnetic Fields, though I've not heard this version. Peter Gabriel's voice is just so vulnerable and soft. It's a perfect song, though I would say that as I'm a sucker for strings.
"The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing.
But I, I love it when you read to me
And you, you can read me anything.
The book of love has music in it,
In fact that's where music comes from.
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb
But I, I love it when you sing to me
And you, you can sing me anything.
The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we're all too young to know
But I, I love it when you give me things
And you, you ought to give me wedding rings"
This song is beautiful and it would be the perfect wedding song, really.
For me, right now, it almost makes me feel a bit melancholy. I don't have anyone that I could sing this to, or listen to it with them in mind filled with the warmth and tingling fingers of love. I hope that I will find someone who inspires this sort of love in me. I mean, I'm only 20, the best is yet to come and the whole world is laid out in front of me. I just hope. There's nothing wrong with a little hope.