The Twilight Sad – Some Things Last A Long Time (Daniel Johnston Cover)

I picked up The Twilight Sad’s – Here It Never Snowed, Afterwards It Did along with a bunch of other stuff in some JB-Hifi no-one-else-will-buy-it-so-lets-reduce-it-to-50-cents-to-just-get-it-out-the-door sale – and this song is just beautiful:

Your picture is still on my wall, on my wall
The colours are bright, bright as ever
Red is strong and blue is pure
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Your picture is still on my wall, on my wall
I think about you often, often
I won’t forget all the things we did
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

It’s funny, but it’s true
And it’s true, but it’s not funny
Time comes and goes
All of the while, I still think about you
Some things last a long time

Your picture is still on my wall, on my wall
The colours are bright, bright as ever
The things we did, I can’t forget
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime

Original / Alternate Versions

You can listen to the original Daniel Johnston version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygvnuivix0Y. Johnston himself suffers from schizophrenia and manic depression, and isn’t the strongest singer you’ll ever hear – but he is very heartfelt, does his best, and dammit he wrote the song – so respect is due.

There’s also a version by Built to Spill here which is rather good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgC_Y1YilnM.

And also a cover by Ryan Rebo, which I actually rather like, so I’ll link the video (from which you can get a free DL of the audio from BandCamp here):

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