A Song That Sums Up Where I’m At Right Now

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Built to Spill’s “Else” from the band’s 1999 album Keep It Like A Secret (hate to say it, but it got 9.3 rating on Pitchfork: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/…-a-secret).
Here are the lyrics:

Finally I don’t mind
Worthless tries at finding something else

Best not talk too loud
You’re not as smart as you require of them

Your body breaks
Your needs consume you
forever
And with this lies the need to be here
together

Funny thing with blood
You try to stand but neither leg’s awake

Just this side of love
is where you’ll find the confidence
not to continue

Your body breaks
Your needs consume you
forever
And with this lies the need to be here
together

As for the aforementioned Pitchfork review, here’s some of what Jason Josephes had to say:

Seriously, Keep It Like a Secret has already been spun at Club Jason five times within the past 24 hours. That’s not a frequent occurrence– not unless it really, and truly is, love. Doug Martsch just knows how to tickle me in all of the happy places, and he accomplishes that on the merits of the opening number alone. “The Plan” is a brisk, weaving anthem complete with a solo that would make Thurston Moore green with envy. “Center of the Universe,” the second cut and first single, conjures up some XTC and a little bit of Barnacle Pete’s finer sea shanties. And what have we here? It’s the downright pretty “Carry the Zero,” which merges Cocteau Twins- esque guitars and melody with equal sigh and much more articulate lyrics, none of which I’m going to quote to you. “Sidewalk” is classic indie rock in sound, classic rock in execution– something I’ve been waiting a long time to hear.

Speaking of classic rock, “You Were Right” is a tongue- in- check number about spitting back classic rock lyrics (“You were right when you said all we are is dust in the wind/ You were right when you said that we’re all just bricks in the wall”), although why he’s doing it is a mystery. But it’s a fun mystery. You know, like “Mystery” on PBS, only without that meddling Alistair Cooke. Believe me, if there’s one man who can spoil a rock and roll party, it’s that evil tool of the Mobil Corporation. Luckily, he’s passed on, leaving Diana Rigg to run the show, and she’s no match for Martsch. Keep It Like a Secret? No, at the risk of hopping on a cliché wagon, I think I’m gonna tell all my friends about Built to Spill. Try and stop me, Diana.

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One response to “A Song That Sums Up Where I’m At Right Now

  1. iknowaboy

    chris this song is so you…

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