Two in two days. I don’t have much else to share at the moment so go here to understand this project and enjoy the tunes.
I wanted to wait and write about Turn On The Bright Lights as an Essential Album, though we have kinda slacked on that front. Because I haven’t written one of those in months I figured it was about time to insert this particular song into my list. Without analyzing it further, I would say it is rare that the highlight of an album is the opener. This particular album opener, would be very high on a list of favorite openers of all time for me. There isn’t much to the lyrics though the evocation adds something. In this instance it’s mostly about the music, and it’s enthralling.
I had to insert the whistling man in here at some point, and now is as good a time as any. This being my favorite off 2007’s wondrous Armchair Apocrypha, the lyrics conquer deep themes all while circumventing the specific words normally conjured when pondering mortality and the meaning of life. Whenever I listen to Andrew Bird I feel that he is operating on his own plane of thought somewhere above everyone else. His lyrics are sometimes scientifically based and complex and they only serve to make me enjoy his music more. This song is a great example of that, and it all started with a game of Operation.