Sunday, October 23, 2005

We are Nowhere, And It's Now - Bright Eyes

I've discovered Bright Eyes and really, really urge you to check out the MTV site and take a look at his video, "This Is the First Day of My Life." Parts of this video have been playing on LOGO cable, but the MTV site provides the complete video.

I've always been partial to singers whose voice communicates a bit of pathos which, as you'll see, Bright Eyes does. David, my partner, won't listen to any performer with less than what he believes to be a perfect voice. His ideal is Beverly Sills. David was a music major in college and has perfect pitch and, well, suffice it to say, our music preferences are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Anyway, I've discovered Bright Eyes and the songs I've downloaded from iTunes tell me I'm accumulating a goodly sum of "Alternative" tunes. Didn't know I was into "Alternative," but if that's what Bright Eyes is categorized as, then, yes, I'm into "Alternative."

Here are some lyrics of one of his latest (I think) songs that I thought were at least interesting and, at most, profound:

"We are Nowhere and its Now" (Bright Eyes with Emmylou Harris)

If you hate the taste of wine
why do you drink it till you're blind?
And if you swear that there's no truth and who cares
how come you say it like you're right?
Why are you scared to dream of god
when it's salvation that you want?
You see stars that clear have been dead for years
but the idea just lives on
In our wheels that roll around
as we move over the ground
And all day it seems we've been in between
the past and future town
We are nowhere and it's now
We are nowhere and it's now

I don't know... Maybe a little nihilistic. But, I like it. No apologies. I like it.

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