dude, i'm not even a major bright eyes hater... but this new album is absolutely shittastic.
Fair enough. I love it, you hate it, that's cool. I don't want to start another 3 page argument about Bright Eyes. But I would like to present song lyrics from one of the songs because I really think that it shows the maturity in writing that has come with the new album versus some of their older stuff:
I do my best to sleep through the caterwaul The classicist, the posturing avant-garde I bought a grey macaw, named him Jules Verne He'll probably outlive me - he's a bright bird Keeps me company, I teach him new words
I saw a hologram at the theme park She looked as real as me through the white fog Then she melted down to her ankles Turned into a million-watt candle If I knew where she went, I would follow
Walking through the land of tomorrow Martian trinkets, plastic Apollos In the sunshine, try to act normal My veins are full of flat cherry cola Slept on the bench by the rollercoaster
Dreamt I was riding on a motorbike Lion of Judah, painted on the side
I'm doing fine, I'm back in the Palisades Life's a wash, a pastoral school play China shops and cold ivory towers I and I, make toasts to the Caesars Forcing down the dregs of Decembers
Madeline, she spins in a slow bang All through the house, the strong smell of burnt sage Let's make it clean and run out the spirits I know a diving bell when I hear it We're going down now under the surface
Light to dark can shift in an instant Feeling close but keeping my distance On all fours she's just so insistent Fills my mind with jump ropes and slit wrists Bust through the Firewall into Heaven
And then I'm standing in that blinding light Crooked crosses falling from the sky
Seen, yeah, seen by I and I...
yeah, that song fills my mind with jump ropes and slit wrists, too.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on May 19, 2011 15:59:19 GMT -8
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Speaking of Bright Eyes....you know that new Man Man album that everyone is raving about? It was produced by Bright Eyes' own Mike Mogis. He has really established himself as a brilliant producer in the the indie music scene. You guys should know that I am not one of those Bright Eyes fans that only raves about Conor. I equally respect the work of Mike Mogis and don't think the band would be nearly as good without him.
Edit: I was just reading that musical mastermind Nate Walcott from Bright Eyes also contributed to the album as well. Crazy. Life Fantastic has contributions from 2/3 Bright Eyes members. No WKD though so you can all rest easy.