Sorrow gets too heavy
And joy it tends to hold you
The fear that it eventually departs
June On The West Coast, Bright Eyes
Performed with M Ward at KCRW, 2007
"And by the time I started writing songs and sort of left the magic of being a kid and started seeing things more from a mature perspective, that’s when I got depressed…it’s not like I’m unhappy all the time - I have fun and I have some great friends and I have a good time but ever since that point it’s been a struggle for me to be happy. I don’t know if I’m unusual in that sense or if it’s just the way everyone is. I’ve been through all the medication and all that shit they try to give you to keep you from offing yourself or whatever, but you need something inside yourself to reach that peace and I’m definitely still looking for that."
— Conor Oberst (via oberstquotes)
"Maybe it’s me who’s this unstable,
Always obsessed about the end,
Why can’t I let what happens happen,
And just enjoy the time I spend?"
Bright Eyes - On My Way to Work (via a-voice-at-the-end-of-the-line)
"I think that the greatest euphoria that I’ve ever experienced is through music. It makes sense somehow of all these scattered thoughts and weird dreams and half-thoughts and confusion that is my state of mind most of the time. That’s a pretty magical thing."
— Conor Oberst (via occupiedwithdreams)