Day 119: Go Places

I have posted songs by the New Pornographers on here before. AC Newman is the leader of the band. They are a super group full of rock stars, but Newman write most of the songs. He write beautiful songs. The album Challengers is my favorite of theirs, and this may be my favorite song on the album. It is difficult to choose just one as a favorite and I am not too into choosing favorites anyway, but this song is special.

The song is so full of promise, like it is on the cusp of something really exciting and optimistic, and the three-four beat keeps pushing it along. Neko Case has a beautiful voice. She delivers the words so perfectly. And the lyrics are really great:

“Come head on, full circle
Our arms fill with miracles
Play hearts, kid, they work well
Like classics play aces
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages”

And this is my favorite stanza:

“Come one now, come all ye
This story breaks free here
Tales from the back pages
From somewhere, Encida
Deus ex machina
Good morning, Christina”

Stay with me, go places. But s often I consider such optimism and see it in the light and shadows of my life and it seems so far far away.


England and France 388

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