This is Julee Cruise singing the Twin Peaks Theme, com­posed by An­ge­lo Badala­men­ti; David Lynch gets a song­writ­ing cred­it so I sup­pose he con­tribut­ed lyric­s. Like Au­drey Horne said, “I love this mu­sic; isn’t it too dreamy?” Some dreams are night­mares.

The sky is still blue
The clouds come and go
Yet some­thing is dif­fer­ent

Isn’t it too dreamy?

I work in a build­ing in down­town Van­cou­ver that makes a vi­su­al state­men­t; its lob­by is full of light and soar­ing tim­ber, and there’s a Fazi­oli pi­ano that I hear cost $300K and any­one can play; usu­al­ly pret­ty an­o­dyne stuff. But one time I came back from lunch and this guy was play­ing the Twin Peaks Theme, the pi­ano melody go­ing up and up in­to the light and space; it was al­most un­bear­ably in­tense. I went and sat near him while he fin­ished, and then I said “so cool”, sur­pris­ing him; he gave me a big smile and we shared a mo­men­t.

I nev­er watched the Twin Peaks re­boot, but I watched it all the way through the first time  —  on ac­tu­al TV, with com­mer­cial­s. What a piece of work.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, iTunes, Spo­ti­fy. There’s no live video of Ms Cruise singing this, but I think any­one who knows this mu­sic will ap­pre­ci­ate the of­fi­cial video. All these years lat­er, and some of the soft-focus clips of fresh-faced young peo­ple ro­manc­ing still make me shud­der.

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