12.29.2009

they are sometimes cheaper in the south



Featuring the sparkling cider guitar of Ari Feld, the sky blue harmonies of Christy Crutchfield, the elegant tambourine smacking of Gabe Durham, and the openly terrific oboe of Anne Holmes. Members who were not in attendance/not yet in the band in August: Gale Thompson and Ben Kopel. Yeah, this is from way back in August, so it's not exactly new news, but what: you want an airplane? Thanks to Brian Mihok for the video, which is maybe a little jerky, but he recorded it off his iPhone, which he's not even supposed to be able to do, so in conclusion Brian Mihok is magic.

Here are the lyrics:

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FALL APART

Love me like a sparrow that you keep inside your freezer
Love me like an object that looks closer in the mirror
Love me like your elbow dipped in honey you can't lick
Love me like a Popsicle that's fallen off the stick

Love me like a bowling alley that went belly up
Love me like a bloom beneath a frost of awful luck
Love me like the price of cigarettes in other states
Love me like some funny stone you don't know why you saved

You don't have to love me now
Just please don't say goodbye
You don't have to be nice to me
Though you know I wouldn't mind
I'll sleep just like a match inside
Your paper lantern heart
Everyone's got reasons oh
But reasons fall apart

Love me like an ant hill that you carefully avoid
Love me like the relevance of some old broken toy
Love me like balloons you lose ahold of in the breeze
And watch until they're gone from you
Or gone from sight at least

You don't have to love me now
Just please don't say goodbye
You don't have to be nice to me
Though you know I wouldn't mind
I'll sleep just like a match inside
Your paper lantern heart
Everyone's got reasons oh
But reasons fall apart

2 comments:

BlogSloth said...

Kind of loved this. Thanks.

Mike Young said...

=) thanks sean!