Fav Lyrics #49 - Arcade Fire // Afterlife


Arcade Fire's new album, Reflektor, came out at the end of Oct 2013.  It was very hyped with its inclusion of David Bowie on the title song, and for being produced by James Murphy (formerly of the retired LCD Soundsystem).  It took me about three listens to get into Reflektor (song and album) because it was definitely more "fun" than previous records.  I won't say frivilous, but more easy than heavier albums before.  However, I ended up really digging the song, and I like the new album.  It is a new direction for Arcade Fire, and I appreciate it, but as other has said before, Arcade Fire isn't that much fun.  They are a thought provoking, heavy, deep band with messages and big performances and amazing lyrics.  They are their own type of fun and for those who love them, we appreciate them being exactly who they are.

I can hear James Murphy's influence on this album.  I love that I can tell it's his style, but it almost feels like an LCD Soundsystem album at times and AF can't quite reach that style.  It works well on some songs and not as well on others.  One that it works magically on is Afterlife.  It has that single key repetition much like LCD's All My Friends.  It's hynpotic, and while it feels happy, there's a melancholy and sadness to the song and subject matter that suits the band better.  I have had this song on repeat all morning.  I truly love it.   


Lyrics version - Not official video.  Strange, but I like it



OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Beautiful and heartbreaking as each struggles to deal with life after death


 
AFTERLIFE
 
Afterlife, oh my God, what an awful word
After all the breath and the dirt
And the fires that burn
And after all this time
And after all the ambulances go
And after all the hangers-on are done
Hanging on to the dead lights
Of the afterglow

I've gotta know
Can we work it out?
We scream and shout 'till we work it out
Can we just work it out?
Scream and shout 'till we work it out?
'Till we work it out, 'till we work it out
'Till we work it out, 'till we work it out

Afterlife, I think I saw what happens next
It was just a glimpse of you
Like looking through a window
Or a shallow sea
Could you see me?
And after all this time
It's like nothing else we used to know
After all the hangers-on are done
Hanging on to the dead lights
Of the afterglow

I've gotta know

Can we work it out?
Let's scream and shout 'till we work it out
Can we just work it out?
If you scream and shout 'till we work it out?

But you say
Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?
And you say
Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?
And where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?

And after this
Can it last another night?
After all the bad advice
Had nothing at all to do with life

I've gotta know

Can we work it out?
Scream and shout 'till we work it out?
Can we just work it out?
Scream and shout 'till we work it out?

But you say
Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?
And you say
Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?
Oh, when love is gone
Where did it go?
Oh, when love is gone
Where did it go?
And where do we go?

Is this the afterlife?
It's just an afterlife, with you
It's just an afterlife
It's just an afterlife, with you
It's just an afterlife

Where have I been lately??


I think the Talking Heads' song, Once in a Lifetime, kind of describes what the past few months has been like. 

Sometimes you make choices that are scary because the outcome is unknown, but you take a leap of faith anyways and you find you're exactly where you want and need to be. 

That is where I am today.

  

 
 

So here's the rundown:

Late June 2013 - Parents came to visit and implanted a seed that we should think about buying a new house.  I scoffed at the idea AGAIN (because I don't like change). Mulled it over for a week or so letting it marinate in my brain.  Went to areas we like and starting looking at them from a different perspective of living versus visiting, and really let my imagination think about a different future; a future for our toddler, and for us as a family. 

4th of July 2013 - We became Zillow obsessed and got in touch with a real estate agent.  Turned out she was a San Diego native who transplanted to ATL 10 years ago so we hit it off great.  We explored lots of areas but settled on the one really wanted from the beginning.  We saw lots of houses, some scary, some cute, some too small, some too much work, some treacherous backyards, etc.  We had a lot of intense conversations about finances, budgets, mortgages, scanning documents, faxing/emailing documents, bank stuff, etc.  Upped our budget to find the dreamhouse.  Almost jumped too soon on some, but had sense enough to walk away to take the emotions out and let the logic seep in. 

2nd week of Jul 2013 - A house had a sign in the perfect neighborhood with the perfect craftsman style, but we couldn't find it online.  I scoured the internet until it officially came on the market and we said, we have to see it like NOW.  We fell in love with it. But we logically stepped away to put it in perspective, and then made an offer.  They countered, we accepted.  This began our due dilgence period with appraisals, financing, inspections, negotiations, walk abouts, talking to people, is the train a problem, what's that building and who will occupy it, is the school a traffic hazard, etc.  In the end, we answered all our questions and moved foward.  Closing was set for end of August.

Jul-Aug 2013 - We prepared for the move by making sure our ducks were all in a nice neat row with no questions or holes.  We didn't spend money, we buckled down, we thought about our future.  I still treaded lightly with fear and trepidation, but as the process continued, I realized I will always walk with slight fear of the unknown.  It is my nature to question everything and fear the worst case scenario so that I will be surprised and happy when everything turns out fine.  Hubs is the opposite.  He is surefooted and walks with purpose into the unknown and begs it to mess with him because he knows he can take anything it has to offer and beat it down.  We balance each other out.  He makes me dream bigger and I make sure we have done everything necessary (e.g. the details) to receive our dreams.

August also had a birthday bash for our son's 2nd birthday, plus my own birthday.  Other things happened too like interviewing daycares and being put on FIVE waiting lists.  Plus touring others that didn't make the cut for one reason or another. So, we still wait for a daycare and drive to our old one until we find one that has an opening.  Before we knew it, it was closing day and the house was ours.  EXCEPT, we spent a week getting the entire house's floors refinished while the house was empty.  They look great. Excellent investment.

Sep 2013 - Moving day - UGH is all I have to say.  So stressful.  But unpacking is just as unfun as packing was.  Then there were the projects we needed to do to get settled, and the deliveries that needed to be organized, and the services we had to coordinate, and all the utilities/bills/change of addresses, etc. Oh, and don't forget we had another house to think about.  Oh yeah, that one.  Plus move five cats.  So September was a blur of unpacking, cleaning, sorting, making more messes, looking for the toaster for a week, getting the old house ready to sell with carpet cleaners, painters, carpenters, pressure washers, roofers, etc.  So much to do and so little time in one day made for short tempers, sore bodies, and box heaven.  There was also an 8 year wedding anniversary squeezed into the month too. 

Oct 2013 - We put the old house on the market on Oct 1st.  The real estate agent was meh.  I really hoped it would be a short relationship and that she was right about the market being good for houses in our price range.  But it was business so I was just taking my lumps.  We got four offers in less than a week.  We took the best offer and waited for the 10 day due dilegence period to end.  Surprisingly, the buyers were very accepting and wished to close a week early so on Oct 11th, we sold our old home. It was a weird moment to sell the first big purchase you ever made, and store all those memories inside of a time capsule because you'll never see it with your eyes again.  By this time I was ready to say goodbye.  I was sad to leave our neighbors who have been like family to us while we lived in that house for 12 years.  Beyond our personal milestone memories, they are what we miss most about the house and neighborhood. 

End of October let us focus on our new house and making it a home.  We also started meeting neighbors and went to get togethers the neighborhood sets up.  We decorated for Halloween and went to a party and had fun handing out candy.

Now - We have been so happy with our decision.  It's still a lot of work, and it's still a work in progress, but it was the best decision we have made together and we can really feel a difference in our quality of life.  We are so much closer to all things we like to do anyways and don't spend so much time just driving places.  We can walk more and have a park across the street.  We have met some great people who really care about this city and our street. 

Can't wait for my sister to come for Thanksgiving.  She'll be our first visitor.  =)

I can't promise I'll be any better at blogging now that we're a little more settled.  The holidays are coming after all, but I am glad to finally tell you about the current events.   

There's been a lot of good music coming out recently.  And a lot of great returning artists.  I have been relatively unimpressed by many of the returners: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Presets, Foals, Mumford & Sons, Passion Pit, Phoenix, & Daft Punk (as of yesterday's release).  But some have really stood out: The xx, Depeche Mode, Blink-182, Frightened Rabbit, Snowden (so good I want to write a whole post on them), I haven't listened to The National's new one enough to rate.  That leaves Vampire Weekend.  I listened to it once but got carried away by Snowden that I couldn't pay proper attention to VW's newest album, Modern Vampires of the City.

 

After's Monday's horrific tornado in OK, and my panic that one of my friends lived in the city, I needed something that seemed more happy and light.  I never really looked at VW's music as "deep".  Even when it could be, there was always a sense of mockery in it.  Well, this album is actually great.  It has some "happy" songs, but other go deeper.  I like Unbelievers, Step, Finger Back, Worship You, and Ya Hey.  I really like Ya Hey.  The more I listened, the more interesting it became with its obvious religious messaging. 

 

I read this review on songmeaning about it by zoemoe555:

"This song is in reference to Yahweh, or our God. However the name of the song is a play on words due to the fact that in order to prevent themselves (the Jews) from ever using the Lords personal name in vain they decided not to say it all together (hence the name Ya Hey).
The "through the fire and through the flames" portion is in reference to Exodus 3:2 where God calls to Moses from within a bush on fire. The main point of Exodus 3 is that God has seen the suffering of his children in Egypt and has come to rescue them; through sending Moses to bring them out of Egypt and into the promise land.
In Exodus 3:13,14 (NIV) Moses said to God "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?" God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I am has sent me to you.". Therefore I think that Ezra is saying to God, how can you love them (Israelites/Jerusalem/Zion) and rescue them when they do not love you Lord? He is showing sympathy for God by saying how can you love so much and not get any credit? This song is showing Ezra's adoration for God's unfailing and unconditional love for his children."     

  

Oh, sweet thing,
Zion doesn't love you,
Babylon don't love you,
But you love everything.
Oh, you saint,
America don't love you,
So I could never love you,
In spite of everything.
In the dark of this place, there's the glow of your face,
There's the dust on the screen, of this broken machine,
And I can't help but feel, that I made some mistake, but I let it go
Ya hey
Ya hey
Ya hey
Through the fire and through the flames
ya hey, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey
You won't even say your name
ya hey, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey
Through the fire and through the flames, you won't even say your name,
Only I am that I am.
But who could ever live that way?
ya hey, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey
Oh,
The motherland don't love you,
The fatherland don't love you,
So why love anything?
Oh, good God,
The faithless they don't love you,
The zealous hearts don't love you,
And that's not gonna change.
All the cameras and files, all the paranoid style,
All the tension and fear, of the secret career
And I think in your heart, that you see the mistake, but you let it go
//CHORUS//
Outside the tents, on the festival grounds,
As the air began to cool, and the sun went down,
My soul swooned, as I faintly heard the sound,
Of you spinning Israelites, into 19th Nervous Breakdown
Through the fire and through the flames
ya hey, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey
You won't even say your name
ya hey, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey, ut deo, ya hey
[ x 2 ]:: Through the fire and through the flames, you won't even say your name,
Only I am that I am.
But who could ever live that way?
{*ya hey-ing*}::

I know this is an old song, and I liked it when it came out, but it's been earworming me lately.  I re-liked it again after its usage on GIRLS, and how it was used as the "theme song" of the show everytime the show won something at the Golden Globes this year. While before I just listened to it as a great pop dance song, but yesterday I just listened to what it really said.  I never realized how sad it is, and how the music is also sad.  Such feeling, and heartache.  I totally feel different when I hear it now. 
 

 

Dancing On My Own

Somebody said you got a new friend
Does she love you better than I can?
It's a big black sky over my town
I know where you at, I bet she's around
Yeah, I know it's stupid
I just gotta see it for myself

I'm in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Oh oh oh
I'm right over here
Why can't you see me?
Oh oh oh
I'm giving it my all
But I'm not the girl you're taking home
Ooh ooh ooh
I keep dancing on my own
(I keep dancing on my own)

I'm just gonna dance all night
I'm all messed up, I'm so outta line
Stilettos on broken bottles
I'm spinning around in circles

I'm in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Oh oh oh
I'm right over here
Why can't you see me
Oh oh oh
I'm giving it my all
But I'm not the girl you're taking home
Ooh ooh ooh
I keep dancing on my own
(I keep dancing on my own)

So far away, but still so near
(The lights go on, the music dies)
But you don't see me standing here
(I just came) to say goodbye

I'm in the corner
Watching you kiss her
Oh oh oh
I'm giving it my all
But I'm not the girl you're taking home
Ooh ooh ooh
I keep dancing on my own
(I keep dancing on my own)

I'm in the corner watching you kiss her
Oh oh oh
I'm right over here
Why can't you see me
Oh oh oh
I'm giving it my all
But I'm not the girl you're taking home
Ooh ooh ooh
I keep dancing on my own
(I keep dancing on my own)

(I keep dancing on my own)


Crazy Dreams

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I don't normally post things like my dreams on here, but Twitlonger wasn't working and I needed to share the madness of my brain.

 

Dream occurred on 4/30/2013:

It started with me trying to order breakfast at some diner in LA. I had issues paying with my card and some how forgot to actually take my breakfast home. Home...well this is where it gets weird. Home was living in KStew's house. We shared a room but RPattz was coming to visit and she asked me to go to the spare room. I never saw KStew, but I knew we had this conversation and we were friends.

When I got to the house, Rob was there doing some work out on a car in the garage. I told him I had breakfast if he was hungry and showed him the bag. Rob was wearing a strange, frilly pink ladies PJ set with a kitten on the front. He said it was designer. I shrugged it off as no big deal.

I continued in the house with my breakfast bag only to realize it was two boxes of See's Candy. No breakfast. I report we don't have any food and I'll have to go back to find it. Then I go to my room and it's later. Breakfast has been forgotten by this point. Another friend stops by. At first she's my old friend from work when I worked in Cali. Later she becomes my old friend from high school.

"Ex-coworker" is wearing a thong red leotard and is trying to get some electronic device to work by my bed (I'm laying on my side on the bed). Her butt is up in the air near my head and Rob comes in offering to help her. He leans over her and wraps his arms behind her helping her. Then I see him kiss her bare ass and start to lick her skin. I am freaking out because I thought he and Kristen were together, but also because I have a straight view into this quite initmate act between these people. I tried to pretend like I wasn't there.

Rob leaves and "ex-coworker" has now become "high school friend". I start questioning her, "What the hell was THAT??!"  She finally admits she and Rob are dating and have decided to officially give it a go. Kristen and him are over. Kristen knows and is fine with it. I guess I was the last to know. But I tell her then why did Kristen make me switch rooms so Rob could stay with her? No answer. (Side note: this house is HUGE so I have no idea why I had to bunk with KStew, or why the spare bedroom I'm in in really small and ugly)

Later I'm with Rob and we just hang out and talk at some outdoor cafe. I confront him as well and honestly tell him I guess no one told me because they knew how I felt about him before. He knowingly looks at me and then half smiles almost guiltily. He likes the attention but feels uncomfortable. We are so open and casual with each other. There is no starstruck pretense. Just two normal people having a conversation. As if we actually were friends.

I want to post pics on Instagram of this whole thing but I don't. I know I need to protect their privacy.

Later I'm with "high school friend" and we're walking to a photo shoot super early in the morning. She climbs a giant tree for a good view as we see our ballet dancer subjects getting ready in a field below. Turns out she's the photographer for Ballet Zaida (an Instragram account that photographs ballet dancers). I never knew before this moment.

Then chaos breaks out as we realize there's a police riot nearby and a protest gone awry on private property. We're trespassing on private property.  "High school friend" deftly descends the tree and takes off running (even though she recently had surgery in real life). I find myself running like my feet are in mud and can only slowly make my getaway afraid of being caught while everyone else is screaming & racing past me. I'm terrified I will be caught but can't make my legs go any faster.

I then wake up.

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Crazy, right? It all felt real.  I had emotions and when I woke up it felt as if it had all happened. Dreams are insane that way.


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their fourth album, Mosquito, a few weeks ago.  I was excited because I have been a fan of the band since their first album, A Fever To Tell.  I loved their first album, was meh about their second except for a few songs, LOVED their third album, LOVED her Where the Wild Things Are album under Karen O and the Kids, and I recently loved her collab song with Santigold called "Go".  So I didn't know what to expect from Mosquito because I really hadn't been paying attention.  I had only heard "Sacrilege" a few weeks before the album release and didn't love, but didn't hate.  It wasn't like my love at first listen obsession with It's Blitz's Zero single. 

 

I have had some time to try and get through Mosquito, but every time I have tried, I'd get bored/distracted and move on to other albums.  In between I became enamored with the new Cold War Kids' album.  I really have tried to make an effort to get through it.  I found myself thinking the music was really cool or complex and beautiful.  However, nothing GRABBED me and made me have that defining moment on an album where I think, I love this song.  That is until I finally reached the end today.  I was actually liking the last three songs more than others on the album, but when I heard "Wedding Song", I knew it was THE ONE,  The song that made me take notice and FEEL something.  I even got misty eyed. 

 

*Side note: My wedding party processional was to Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Maps played on an acoustic guitar.  You know this song would have been played if it had been released.

 

I just wish the album cover wasn't the graphic you have to look

at when hearing how beautiful this song is.

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN  

 

 

 

WEDDING SONG

With every breath I breathe
I'm making history
With your name on my lips
The ages fall to bits

In flames I sleep soundly
With angels around me
I lay at your feet
You're the breath that I breathe

Some kind of violent bliss
Led me to love like this
One thousand deaths my dear
I'm dying without you here

In flames I sleep soundly
With angels around me
I lay at your feet
You're the breath that I breathe

You're the breath that I breathe
The breath that I breathe
The breath that I breathe
You're the breath that I breathe

HI!  I know, it's been a LONG minute since I've posted anything.  I really shouldn't be gone so long.  BUT, something caught my ear yesterday and I am excited enough about it to post.  I was driving home listening to either SiriusXMU or AltNation when Jenny Eliscu (I like her last name) said Cold War Kids had new music out and the first single was Miracle Mile.  I WAS HOOKED!  New album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, is a nice ride through breakups, loneliness, regret, sadness while intertwined with some pop hooks or lamenting instrumentals.  Miracle Mile falls on the popier side of CWK, but I like this new evolution. 

 

The album feels different than Robbers and Cowards.  It's not as "soulful" or "emotional", but that's okay for me.  That album came out seven years ago, so obviously the band is in a different place.  The song, Tuexedos, is probably the most remiscent of songs like Hang Me Up to Dry in terms of emotive qualities. 
 

 

Miracle Mile

I was supposed to do great things
I know the road was long
But I wasn't raised to shoot for fame
I had the safety on

I cut my ties, I sold my rings
I wanted none of this
If you start from scratch you have to sing
Just for the fun of it

I'd be alright, if I could just see you
Come up for air, come up for air
A miracle mile, where does it lead to
Come up for air, come up for air

I feel the air upon my face
Forget the mess I'm in
Hold me again, don't count mistakes
I lost track of them

I'd be alright, if I could just see you
Come up for air, come up for air
A miracle mile, where does it lead to
Come up for air, come up for air

I was in the mud, I was in the dirt
Went underground and I found what I was worth
All alone and I know I cant stay
But we're walking up and down the streets to stay awake

Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up

Get outside, get all over the world
You learn to love what you get in return
It may be a problem and it may be peace of mind
Put your head down down and breathe one breath at a time

Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up
Come up for air, come up for air, come up

I'd be alright, if I could just see you
Come up for air, come up for air
A miracle mile, where does it lead to
Come up for air, come up for air

I'd be alright, if I could just see you
A miracle mile, where does it lead to

 


How appropriate that I would be at Fav Lyrics #44 exactly when our 44th President was re-elected.  Because I cannot chock this up to coincidence, I am changing the song I was going to post in favor of the song playing when President Obama walked out to cheering crowds in Chicago to give his acceptance speech.  The song was Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours.  And that he is.  

 

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

 

Like a fool I went and stayed too long
Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours

Then that time I went and said goodbye
Now I'm back and not ashamed to cry
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours

Here I am baby
Oh, you've got the future in your hand
(signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours) Here I am baby,
oh, you've got the future in your hand
(signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours)
I've done alot of foolish things
that I really didn't mean
Hey, hey, yea, yea, didn't I, oh baby

Seen a lot of things in this old world
When I touched them they did nothing, girl
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours, oh I'm yours

Oo-wee babe you set my soul on fire
That's why I know you are my only desire
Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours

Here I am baby
Oh, you've got the future in your hand
(signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours) Here I am baby,
oh, you've got the future in your hand
(signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours)
I've done alot of foolish things
that I really didn't mean
I could be a broken man but here I am

With your future, got your future babe (here I am baby)
Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)
Here I am baby, (here I am baby)
Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)
Here I am baby, (here I am baby)
Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)  

 

This has nothing to do with hurricanes/tropical storms, but as my little sister faces her first major storm in the next few days (Sandy), I figured she'd need all those fingers for crossing too to keep safe.  I love you Devo!

 

 

You'll Need Those Fingers for Crossing
 
I can taste the blood on your lips and on your tongue
I can see your teeth turn pink, your gums fade to white

The less and less I eat the more you see my teeth;
The closer they move together, fill the gaps.
We curse the weather.
Rip the flesh from your bones,
Wipe me down,
Drive me home
Dump me side of the road if I'm too annoying

Wear your best suit, all these people are watching
Oh baby, you'll need all those fingers for crossing
I'm sucking your last words from the back of your throat -
So perfect, so bitter, we laugh then we choke

(Keep)
Wear your best suit, all these people are watching
(Your fingers)
Oh baby, you'll need all those fingers for crossing
(Crossed)
I'm sucking your last words from the back of your throat -
So perfect, so bitter, we laugh then we choke

You worry a million raindrops'll die with their last memory of you and I
In a soft porn version of the end of the world
I quake at the knees as my intentions unfurl
You wrote a letter to God ("just in case") you said,
"I'm nothing if I'm not a pragmatist".
"You needn't worry about us, we can look after ourselves,
We have learnt not to rely on you or anyone else".

Wear your best suit, all these people are watching
Oh baby, you'll need all those fingers for crossing
I'm sucking your last words from the back of your throat -
So perfect, so bitter, we laugh then we choke

(Keep)
Wear your best suit, all these people are watching
(Your fingers)
Oh baby, you'll need all those fingers for crossing
(Crossed)
I'm sucking your last words from the back of your throat -
So perfect, so bitter, we laugh then we... choke


New Music - Paul Banks // Banks


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Paul Banks, or "Sexy Voice" as called by my sister, released his second solo album this week.  His first solo endeavor was under his alter-ego, Julian Plenti, released in 2009.  It was OK. I actually liked some of the rare solo tracks I found on iTunes more than what was on the album, such as Cellophane.  Then in 2010, the 4th Interpol album was released and while good, I found out Carlos D left, so I was almost too sad to appreciate its greatness.  Now, Paul has released his second solo album, and he's released it under his own name this time. 

It's WAY better than his Julian Plenti album.  I wasn't crazy about the first single, Summertime is Coming, or the Julian Plenti EP released over the summer, but I was hopeful after hearing The Base.  It's my current favorite on the album, but I haven't listened to the album enough to find other favorites. 

It's easy to try and compare this album with Interpol work, especially because Paul's voice is so recognizable and him.  It's one of those things that makes Interpol Interpol. Kinda like Billy Corgan or J. Mascis can't escape their voices either.  It's what you either love or hate.  This is not an Interpol album. not should it be.  If you know how Interpol writes/records, whomever is the lead on an instrument/vocal is the democratic lead for creating their parts.  So of course, Banks, will not have the Carlos' bass or Daniel's guitar.  But this does show Paul's affinity to electronic mixing and his own guitar skills.   

I actually really like this album.  I'm happy to know there will be life and music after Interpol one day. 

Here's a video and lyrics for The Base:

 

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The Base

What I draw today
Will be recognized as shape...

I spoke to the base
And the base says "we wait"
So I smoke an old cigar
While the giant sun fades

See, I spoke to the base
And the base says "we wait"
And the base says we're safe

Now and then I can see the truth above the lies
Now and then... oh I feel, you're truly anesthetized
That's why...

When I walk today
It's in silence and in rain...

Can a man turn the page
While he's trying to amaze?
So I hold my arms apart
But don't deny you any pain

See, I spoke to the base
And the base says "we┬┤re there"
And the base says "we win"

Now and then I can see the truth above the lies
Now and then... oh I feel those beauties, this life belies...

They're like street lights
They tunnel on and on
Into these deep nights
Where the lights circle on... are so steep

So steep...
I count the falling stars
So steep...
Anonymous forces
So steep...
That broken street light
So steep...
Life is like a drug
Sky less night
So steep...
I count the falling stars
So steep... I will not be staying long

Now and then I can see the truth above the lies
Now and then I can see those beauties that shun my eye...
That's why...

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Fav Lyrics #40 - Ben Howard // Promise Oct 4, 2012
200 Random Things About ME - Update 2012 Oct 2, 2012
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