And I scream for the sunlight or a car to take me anywhere Just get me past this dead and eternal snow 'Cause I swear that I am dying, slowly, but it's happening And if the perfect spring is waiting somewhere Just take me there Just take me there Just take me there And say, and lie to me and say And lie to me and say It’s gonna be all right…”
Eyy. Nice to see this one on my feed. For whatever reason, this has been my favorite Bright Eyes song since I was like fifteen years old. Considering it’s the first track on Happiness, I guess it was more than likely the first one I ever heard, so. Probably explains the affinity.
First one I learned how to play, too!
Same chord progression as the Decemberists’ “Crane Wife 3,” actually.
and there’s some people I don’t want to let down, bells to ring, and friends to fling my arms around. yes, I know what’s up must come down some day— please don’t take the good parts away. please don’t take the good parts away.
n. the moment of realization that your quintessential self isn’t going to show up, which forces the role to fall upon the understudy, the humble kid for whom nothing is easy, who has spent years mouthing their lines in the wings before stumbling out into the glare of your life, which by then is already well into its second act.