Trusty and True

Trusty And True
By Damien Rice

We’ve wanted to be trusty and true
But feathers fell from our wings
And we’ve wanted to be worthy of you
But weather rained on our dreams
And we can’t take back
What is done, what is past
So fellas, lay down your fears
‘Cause we can’t take back
What is done, what is past
So let us start from here…
‘Cause we never wanted to be lusty or lewd
Nor tethered to prudish strings
And we never wanted to be jealously tuned
Nor withered into ugly things
But we can’t take back
What is done, what is past
So fellas, lay down your spears
‘Cause we can’t take back
What is done, what is past
So let us start from here…
And if all that you are
Is not all you desire,
Then, come…
Come, let yourself be wrong
Come, it’s already begun
Come, come alone
Come with fear, come with love
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with friends, come with foes
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come with me, then let go
Come however you are
Just come, come alone
Come so carefully closed
Come however you are
Just come…
Come, come along
Come with sorrows and songs
Come however you are
Just come, come along
Come, let yourself be wrong 
Come however you are
Just come…

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Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Will it?

I guess we will see how this new album is received.

There is a lot of hype about this album being Weezer’s return to form. While I have grown confused over the years as to what that form is, I can say this album sounds like they purposely tried to recapture the sound of their early albums. Here are some quick thoughts during my first listen:

Ain’t Got Nobody: Starts the album off with a fury. Sounds like the Green Album with better production and a little more depth.

Back to the Shack: Fits their typical first single mold. It gets better as it progresses. I like the synthesizer.

Eulogy for a Rock Band: Not a comment about this song directly, but they are sounding good. Best production in a while.

Lonely Girl: Green Album, but better. Rivers actually expresses a little emotion here.

I’ve Had it Up to Here: A little falsetto. Verse is a little weird. Different style. Chorus is definitely Weezer. Strange bridge, but it comes back around.

The British Are Coming: I wish the subject matter was different. The melody is pretty good. I like the guitar solo.

Da Vinci: Whistling. Subject matter is goofy but the chorus has a strong melody. The build to the end it great. Strong ending. This actually might be my favorite so far.

Go Away: I am a sucker for the boy/girl songs. I wouldn’t mind more of this stuff. Kind of reminiscent of Blue/Pinkerton B-Sides.

Cleopatra: Starts out like classic Blue Album era Weezer with a little harmonica and acoustic guitar. Rivers is struggling to fit in all of the syllables of “Cleopatra.” Random heavy breakdown with counting in the middle of the song. Not totally offensive.

Foolish Father: Starts dark. Uplifting chorus. Strong ending. Musically reminiscent of the Green Album in some ways.

The Futurescope Trilogy: Long instrumental buildup. Reminiscent of Only in Dreams from the Blue Album. The “Hey” in the middle movement of the Trilogy are a little distracting. Heavy ending. Very few lyrics over all. I like what they were going for… just not sure I’m into it. I do like thematic repeat of the beginning riff from Back to the Shack.

Music can transport you

I love how music can transport you to a different time and place.

I was listening to Jimmy Eat World’s Futures yesterday and I had a sudden craving for pumpkin spice lattes and cooler weather.

I thought it was a little odd, so I looked up the release date of the album. It was released October 11, 2004. No doubt, I enjoyed that album several times that fall while sipping my favorite fall beverage, but isn’t it incredible that the music brought out that subconscious connection? I love music.

Still Fighting It

Music is amazing.

And, it is amazing that a song you have listened to over and over can find new meaning at different stages in your life.

Today, as I was listing to Ben Folds’ Rockin’ the Suburbs, the song Still Fighting It really connected with me.

It had me near tears, thinking about my son growing up.

I’m not ready for that.

But, here are the lyrics so you can have a good cry too.

Still Fighting It

Good morning, son.
I am a bird
Wearing a brown polyester shirt
You want a coke?
Maybe some fries?
The roast beef combo’s only $9.95
It’s okay, you don’t have to pay
I’ve got all the change

Everybody knows
It hurts to grow up
And everybody does
It’s so weird to be back here
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We’re still fighting it, we’re still fighting it

And you’re so much like me
I’m sorry

Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we’ll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you ’bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you’d feel the same things

Everybody knows
It sucks to grow up
And everybody does
It’s so weird to be back here.
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We’re still fighting it, we’re still fighting it

You’ll try and try and one day you’ll fly
Away from me

Good morning, son
I am a bird

It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you’d feel the same things

Everybody knows
It hurts to grow up
And everybody does
It’s so weird to be back here.
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We’re still fighting it, we’re still fighting it
Oh, we’re still fighting it, we’re still fighting it

And you’re so much like me
I’m sorry