First things first.
To say this song is a favorite would be stating the obvious in a most inadequate way.
This song f***ing RAWKS!
The first time I heard it, I was lying on my bed, middle of a cool autumn night, lights out... reading Catcher In The Rye by candlelight.
I dropped the book in a fit of musical extasy and nearly set my damn room on fire.
I see so much of myself in this song... maybe that's why it touches me so deeply, but at any rate... I know I'd cry if I was told I could never hear it again.
If you've never heard this song... I highly recommend you head to the nearest Blockbuster music or other such place where you can preview the music before you buy it, find The Jam Collection CD and spin track 15.
That delicate guitar, the softly haunting notes of Paul's voice.. the achingly beautiful emotion of it all...
Just make sure you have the money to buy the disc afterwards because it grows on you fast. ;-)
I swear.. if there realy *was* a Liza Radley...
She was GAF! ;-)
See her creeping across summer lawns at midnight
And all the people in the town where we live
Say "she's not quite right"
She don't fit in with a small town
They just can't understand why she doesn't say much
But in her darkend room it's for their lives only
Liza Radley - see her jump through loneliness
Liza Radley - take me when you go
And as the people pass by - their heads in the air
Haunting with their noise - she recalls a lonely sigh
But no matter what they say in her mind
She knows their dream of life, they won't ever find
Liza Radley - I pledge myself to you alone
She'd kiss my face and say "Love means nothing at all"
She'd kiss my face and say "Life means nothing at all"