Thursday, November 17, 2011

Year In Song

Politics / Identity


Our careless lifestyle, it was not so unwise now.

Hey, buddy, can I borrow five grand? 'cause my dad's in chemo and they want to take him off his plan.

Your mommy suddenly becomes your daddy.

In Gothenburg we don’t have VIP lines – in Gothenburg we don't make a fuss about who you are.

What’s it like to be small town and gay?

How can I feel free when all I want to be is by your side in that municipality?

Alex has a band so who cares about war?

If it takes all summer long just to write one simple song – there’s too much to focus on – clearly that is something wrong.

I write poetry for myself.


I once thought a good name for a band would be orgy
But that’s when I lived in the city
Then I thought a good name would be children
That’s when I looked out my kitchen window drinking
green and raspberry liquids and seeing for a moment
through the hedge a mom and her child
at play

Real Estate, "Green Aisles"
Jens Lekman, "Waiting For Kirsten"
M83, "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire"
EMA, "California"
Real Estate, "Municipality"
Girls, "Alex"
Real Estate, "Younger Than Yesterday"
Destroyer, "Blue Eyes"
Thurston Moore, lost verses from
Demolished Thoughts


Aaron said...

liner notes have the lyric as "i write poetry for myself! i write poetry for myself..."

sorry to be so nit-picky, i guess that's the way things go these days

Geoff said...

If it counts for anything I thought about repeating it twice. Exclamation and ellipsis are hard to tell apart in Bejarian.