Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Weepies

"...every time you hear you uncover a new layer, much like an onion sans the crying.......somehow these songs were making me loosen up and contemplate about the good stuff in life"

Good music can have an amazingly strong effect on you at times. Makes everything feel better around you. A dear friend recommended this band called The Weepies, described particularly well as "subtly intoxicating folk-pop" by some. The lyrics are soulful to say the least and the music needs to be heard alone sans any disturbances to be felt.

Every day it starts again
You cannot say if you're happy
You keep trying to be
Try harder, maybe this is not your year.

Movies, TV screens reflect just what you expected
There's a world of shiny people somewhere else
Out there following their bliss
living easy, getting kissed
while you wonder what else you're doing wrong
- Not Your Year

No one knocks upon your door
Until you don't care anymore
A little alone but it's all right
We are always living in twilight ...

Living in a dream, walking in between the sunrise and sunset
Living in a dream, walking in between sunset and sunrise ...

You get tied up in your day, so I let go and walk away
And now we're loose ends of the night
We are always living in twilight ....

So I stumble home at night
Like I've stumbled through my life
With ghosts and visions in my sight
We are always living in twilight....
- Living In Twilight

Listen to the songs from their latest album Say I Am You.
Should be worth the effort.


anonymous coward said...

1st comment!!!

was the friend M Singh ? he often sends mails abt music that he comes across (although I have never tried anything).

Now that you would have already got it ... will give it a try.

CaliguliminiX said...

I hadn't really paid attention to the lyrics. But now it makes the song all that more meaningful ... guess I hadn't reached that layer yet ;-)

cathatfished said...

that 'subtly intoxicating folk-pop'.. is a wikipedia reference, right? :)
and that song not your year.. i SO identify with it!!! i think i shd get this song, hmmm :)
hey and thanks for putting me on yur blogroll!! :D

zubin said...

whats with the new format and all? Is it also the new state of your mind, from the bright template earlier to this gray one?

And why are you so down. Boredom affecting you, of all people. It is strange, and worrisome. As for your question on my blog, Its just a passing phase, I guess. But am determined to make it stay for a longer time this time arnd.

atish said...

@Zubin: u getting worried abt someone :) its a passing phase ... shudnt last long... but ya work is getting pretty boring.. so might have to do something soon abt it ..
am not down.. more like a feeling of drifting.....and the new template was just lack of work and more use of horizontal space :D... nothing to do with bright and grey:)