Thursday, December 31, 2009

In the New Year

In honor of the arrival of 2010, here's a song called "In the New Year" by the Walkmen. Not the best song in the world, but interesting nonetheless. His voice sounds like a combination of Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart, and the music kind of sounds like something the Doors would play. And it's a pretty straight forward song, regarding the message.

Song: In the New Year
Artist: The Walkmen
Album: You & Me (2008)

Oh, I'm still living
At the old address
And I'm waiting on the weather
That I know will pass

I know that it's true
It's gonna be a good year
Out of the darkness
And into the fire
I tell you, I love you
And my heart's in the strangest place
That's how it started
And that's how it ends

Well I know you're with me
It's a point of pride
And it's louder than lightning
In this room of mine

Oh, I'm just like you
I never hear the bad news
And I never will
We won by a landslide
Our troubles are over
My sisters are married to all of my friends
Yeah, that's how it started

You took your sweet time
And I waited by without complaint
Til all the pipe dreams made me insane
So it's all over
It's all over anyhow
You took your sweet time
Finally, I opened my eyes

My friends and my family
They all ask me one thing
How long will you ramble
How long will you stay with me
The snow is still falling
I'm almost home
I'll see you in the new year

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gravity Rides Everything

This song by Modest Mouse says not to worry with all the little things because it will all eventually come together and fall into place. Gravity is used as a metaphor of this concept.

Song: Gravity Rides Everything
Artist: Modest Mouse
Album: The Moon & Antarctica

Oh, got to see, got to know right now
What's that riding on your everything?
It isn't anything at all

Oh, got to see, got to know right now
What's that writing on your shelf
In the bathrooms and the bad motels?
No one really cared for it at all
Not the gravity plan

Early, early in the morning
It pulls all on down my sore feet
I want to go back to sleep

In the motions and the things that you say
It all will fall, fall right into place
As fruit drops, flesh it sags
Everything will fall right into place

When we die, some sink and some lay
But at least I don't see you float away
And all the spilt milk, sex and weight
It all will fall, fall right into place

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Bucket

I return to this blog with a song from one of my favorite bands. It was last year that Kings of Leon became worldwide famous, but their best music comes from their earlier material like this. The quartet consisting of three brothers and a cousin from Nashville blend southern rock and garage rock elements. This song was written by lead singer Caleb Followill and directed toward his youngest brother Jared and how he coped with the band's early touring days. Ultimately, it's a song about brotherly love. The vocals aren't going to please everyone, but the music is sincere.

Song: The Bucket
Artist: Kings of Leon
Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)

I'll be the one to show you the way
You'll be the one to always complain
Three in the morning, come-a bang bang bang
All out of fags and I just can't wait

Cancel the thing that I said I'd do
I don't feel comfortable talkin' to you
'Less you got the zipper fixed on my shoe
Then I'll be in the lobby drinking for two



Look at the shakies
What's with the blush?
Fresh off the plane in my fuzzy rush
Everyone's gathered to idolize me
I hate the way you talk, your Japanese scream

It's been too long since I left the shed
You kick the bucket, and I'll swing my legs
Always remember the pact that we made
Too young to die, but old is the grave



I'm-a gonna show the way
I'm-a gonna show the way
I'm-a gonna show the way
I'm-a gonna show the way