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Undrunk - FLETCHER




The Experience: Some things you can't undo... right now I'm sad and broken...

Music video: Undrunk takes us back and forth between the relationship and its aftermath. But it doesn't show us the ugly moments... just the togetherness that still ties us to something that hurt us so much. The thumbnail links the relationship to pain and suffering... and a sliver of hope and resurrection: it's a shot from the music video of her and her ex posing next to a painting of Christ sweating blood in the garden of Gethsemane before his crucifixion, death and resurrection. But the final shot - Fletcher alone crying in the bathroom - is definitely before any rebirth happens.

The Meaning of Undrunk: Cari Fletcher revisits the past. Like anyone's past, there are things you wish you could undo. But some things you can't undo... That somber realism brings us face to face with tragedy. We wish that getting undrunk could mean undoing the bad - un-call you and un-f-ck you and un-kiss strangers and un-spite and un-lose my temper... But reality is different. Reality is that some things you can't undo. Worse, some things you keep doing - but I'm afraid of being sober 'cause the first thing I do when I'm alone I start touching myself to the photos that you used to send me I should have deleted and I'm afraid to turn the lights on I don't want to face this reboundiIs it weird if I come over? Recognizing our mistakes, especially when they're people - some things you can't undo and one of them's you - doesn't always mean fixing them.

Ask yourself: Can we avoid doing things we wish could be undone? Or is damage control the most we can hope for?

Album: - (2019)

LYRICS:

[MUSIC VIDEO voice-over: If love was labelled "poison", we'd still all drink it anyway. Because... it's like an addiction.]

Wish I could get a little un-drunk so I could un-call you
At five in the morning, I would un-f-ck you

Honestly, this party's over
Everyone here should have gone home
But I'm afraid of being sober
'Cause the first thing I do when I'm alone

I start touching myself to the photos that you used to send me
I should have deleted, but kept it a secret
Is that crazy to do?
So I squeeze out the lime on the ice of my drink
And the juice hits the cuts on my fingers
It still doesn't burn as much as the thought of you

Wish I could get a little un-drunk so I could un-call you
At five in the morning, I would un-f-ck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could un-kiss the room full of strangers
So I could un-spite you, un-lose my temper
But some things you can't undo
And one of them's you

I'm afraid to turn the lights on
I don't want to face this rebound
Is it weird if I come over?
I want to, but I know that she's around

So I'm touching myself to the photos that you used to send me
I should have deleted, but kept it a secret
Is that crazy to do?
Oh, I'm hungry and wasted and my hands are shaking
I shouldn't be cooking, but spilling hot water
It still doesn't burn as much as the thought of you

Wish I could get a little un-drunk so I could un-call you
At five in the morning, I would un-f-ck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could un-kiss the room full of strangers
So I could un-spite you, un-lose my temper
But some things you can't undo
And one of them's you

Go through every emotion
Right now I'm sad and broken
Like the bottles on the floor
But I'm too buzzed to clean 'em up

Wish I could get a little un-drunk [There's thousands of miles between us] so I could, I could un-love you


[It's so hard to say how I feel about her because I don't know her anymore]

Wish I could get a little un-drunk so I could un-call you
At five in the morning, I would un-f-ck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could un-kiss the room full of strangers
So I could un-spite you, un-lose my temper
But some things you can't undo
And one of them's you
You, you, wish I could un-love you
You, you, you, wish I could un-call you, yeah
You, you, you, wish I could un-f-ck you, you
Wish I could un-love you


[I feel like I experience a death of somebody who changed my whole life... and then just left]


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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