Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the latest song i'm digging ...

I know, I know ... with a huge group of us headed to Matt Nathanson on Friday, I should be focused in on his earlier stuff. And "Answering Machine" is an awesome effort, I've probably hit rewind about 15 times already on my mp3 player this week listening to it.

But the song I currently have programmed on about 5 different channels on the Sirius receiver, that I set on "repeat" whenever it pops up ... is "Shattered" by OAR.

"Love and Memories" by OAR is a great song as well, from a couple years ago. But this ... holy Lord. Rivermaster Heath, put this damned thing on the Floatapalooza 3.0 (I believe that's the version we'll be up to come summer 2009 ...)

For the cheap among us, the Youtube! link (and note: the video is pretty kick ass, unlike most songs I love): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwAXlWkk3Y

And the lyrics, because as I "gracefully age", I'm beginning to agree with Heath that the lyrics matter as much as, if not more than, the actual sound of the, uuh, song ... (mayor west voice) can we confirm this? (lab guy) yes sir. the bird is equal to, or greater than, the word! (mayor west voice) Good Lord! ...:

In a way, I need a change
From this burnout scene
Another time, another town
Another everything
But it's always back to you

Stumble out, in the night
From the pouring rain
Made the block, sat and thought
There's more I need
It's always back to you

But I'm good without ya
Yeah, I'm good without you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around
Give me a break let me make my own pattern
All that it takes is some time but I'm shattered
I always turn the car around

I had no idea that the night
Would take so damn long
Took it out, on the street
While the rain still falls
Push me back to you

But I'm good without ya
Yeah, I'm good without you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around
Give me a break let me make my own pattern
All that it takes is some time but I'm shattered
I always turn the car around

Give it up, give it up, baby
Give it up, give it up, now
Now

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around
All that I feel is the realness I'm faking
Taking my time but it's time that I'm wasting
Always turn the car around

How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can't define what I'm after
I always turn the car around

Don't wanna turn that car around
I gotta turn this thing around

Available on ITunes for $.99. I'll do some research to see when OAR is here next. I hope we get as solid of a turnout for this pick as we're getting for Matt Nathanson in 72 hours ...

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