Thursday, April 15, 2010


Today I thought I would talk about a band close to my heart.
The Shins! They are thought of as an Oregon band cause that's where they
are based out of but their orgins are in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This is from "Wincing the Night Away"
Not all lyrics always fit what we feel about someone and this one has elements that do not fit, but it also makes you think and ponder the meaning deep between the lines. That is how great lyrics are supposed to be. If I could write songs like this, I could quit my day job.

Time to put the earphones on

Born to multiply, born to gaze into night skies,
All you want
But look here, until then
So keep your wick in the air and your feet in the fetters
To the day.
You come in doing cartwheels
We all go out by ourselves
And your shape on the dance floor
Will have me thinking such filth and gauge my eyes.

Faced with a dodo
Ah, I felt like I could just fly
But nothing

A dual tone under wall
Selfish fool and hoped you
Never dreamt of such sterile hands,
You keep them folded in your lap,
And raise them up to beg for scraps,
You know, he's holding you down,
With the tips of his fingers just the same,
You'll be pulled from the ocean,
But just a minute too late,
Or changed by a potion,
For you to love.

You'll be damned to pining through the windowpanes,
You know you'll change your life for any ordinary Joe,
And though your night will go on,
Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold.

Been in love since you were twenty-one,
You haven't laughed since January,
You try and make this up this is so much fun,
But we know it to be quite contrary.

Dare to be one of us, girl,
Facing the Andrum's conundrum,
Ah, I feel like I should just cry,
But nothing happens every time I take one on the chin,
You don't know how long I've been,
Watching the lantern dim,
Starved of oxygen,
So give me your hand,
And let's jump out the window.

Lyrics used by permission of

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