Help Me Figure Out This Song
UPDATE AT BOTTOM!
I have a song that is driving me crazy. So far my Facebook feed is stumped. I am going to give you about a dozen clues, and you are going to help me figure this out.
I heard it on a top 40 station, though it probably wasn’t a top 40 song. Meaning, I’ve been perusing hit song lists, and nothing feels familiar. But I get the feeling the song is from this summer, or maybe last spring.
It is a female artist. She sort of has a scratchy voice. It sounds like she is singing the song lying down; like she doesn’t have enough energy to sit up.
It is a veeeeeery slow song. What kicked it off tonight was hearing the song “Say Something” and at first I thought it was MY song, but then a man started singing. My singer sounds like Alessia Cara crossed with Ellie Goulding singing with complete ennui. Sort of like a Lana Del Rey. Sort of… dirge-y. Or a Florence and the Machine. Or even an Adele. Except probably none of those people because I’ve been clicking on their songs all night and haven’t found it.
I can only remember one line from it, and I’m not even remembering it correctly, except that I know it has something where the person is saying “the first” and then rephrases “the second” (or the third…). Sort of like a vocal strikethrough. So she’s singing about how she doesn’t get something right the first time, the second or the third time…
THE SONG HAS BEEN FOUND! This is it: Love is Real Try Again by Miranda Dodson. Christina found it, and she is my favourite favourite favourite person in the world because I had just about given up. And it has the line I remember: “Why can’t I get it right on the first second time or the third wasted life.” I can’t even explain the relief I am feeling right now. Off to buy the song.
Oh my G-d, and it’s about infertility and pregnancy loss. Yes? Or am I reading too much into the lyrics?