Nothing wrong with an “occasional love,” in fact there’s times in everyone’s life when it’s downright essential. You can’t always be in a meaningful relationship, that’s not healthy for you or the latest victim of your serial dating habits. Everyone needs room to breathe, but within that room everyone also needs a little somethin’ somethin’ from time to time. You know, an occasional love. Cimo Fränkel clearly understands this, as he sings:
“If it doesn’t kill you then it don’t mind, but that doesn’t mean you’re worth all my time.”
Beyond the reference to the occasional love, that line is also super insightful for another reason. Often people forget to protect their time. Like Larry David said (paraphrasing big time here) when there were thieves in his neighborhood in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “I don’t care about thieves taking my things, i’m more concerned with neighbors taking my time.” We gotta be picky about who we let into our bubble, because so many people and things tend to suck the energy out of you. People complaining, playing the victim, hating their jobs/relationships, etc. If you want to be happy and enjoy your life you gotta surround yourself with people who feel the same and want the same things, there’s gotta be that flow. Guard your time like your front door, cause not everything is “worth all your time” as Cimo eloquently stated.
Cimo’s incredible voice brings these great points to light in a wonderful way, as the tropical rhythms provide the perfect backdrop to allow the message to sink in. There’s moments where he sounds like a young Sting, with a silky smooth delivery that feels classic yet modern. Definitely happy to welcome Cimo to a spot on our radar.
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