Michelle Zink (mzink) wrote,
Michelle Zink
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Music is Life.

So here's the thing; I love music. I don't mean I just love music.

I mean I LOVE music. L-O-V-E. It.

For me, music is as essential as books. And air.

I can go on and on for hours about my favorite bands and musicians and why I love them, but I'm just as happy to talk with someone who can turn me onto new music. With that in mind, I thought I'd share some of my favorite music every Monday. And to keep it interesting, I'm going to include lyrics and a video.

Those of you who know me probably know what's coming, right? And... here... we... go.

Brand New is my all-time favorite band. It was really hard for me to dethrone U2, my previous all-time favorite band, but Brand New leaves me no choice. They're a true writer's band. If you listen to their lyrics, you'll see what I mean. There is real craft in the songwriting, and the ability to make different people hear different things in strings of words that are so profound and beautiful, I sometimes dream about them (*cough* freak *cough*). Going to one of their concerts is such an experience. The crowd is diverse, and Brand New has such a cult following that the audience sings along to pretty much every song. My teenagers joke that Brand New is my drug of choice. I don't disagree.

So without further ado, take a listen (and look at the lyrics below while you're at it). Oh, and this is live, so it's not gonna sound like it does on iTunes. It's a lot more organic, especially with Brand New who plays kinda spontaneously at their concerts. Which is why live music rocks.



Degausser by Brand New

Goodbye to sleep,
I think this staying up is exactly what I need
Well take apart your head
Take apart the counting, and the flock it has bred

Goodbye to love,
Well it's a ride that'll push you up
Right against the wall
(Right against the wall)
Chew it up and swallow it

You're brought back but you're running
I'll find sleep in the end tonight
I can't shake this little feeling
I'll never get anything right

Goodbye you liar,
Well you sipped from the cup but you don't own up to anything
Then you think you will inspire
Take apart your head
(and I wish I could inspire)
Take apart your demons, then you add it to the list.

(goodbye my love)
You're brought back but you're running
(goodbye my love)
I'll find sleep in the end tonight
(goodbye my love)
I can't shake this little feeling
(goodbye my love)
I'll never say anything right

I'm on my own, never say anything right
I'm on my own, never say anything right
I'm on my own, never say anything right
I'm on my own, never say anything right

Well take me, take me back to your bed
I love you so much that it hurts my head
Say I don't mind you under my skin
I'll let the bad parts in, the bad parts in
When we were made we were set apart
Life is a test and I get bad marks
Now some saint got the job of writing down my sins
The storm is coming, the storm is coming in

You're brought back but you're running
I'll find sleep in the end tonight
I can't shake this little feeling
I'll never get anything right

I'm on my own, never say anything right
I'm on my own, never say anything right

Take me, take me back to your bed
I love you so much that it hurts my head
I don't mind you under my skin
I'll let the bad parts in, the bad parts in
Well you're my favorite bird and when you sing
I really do wish you'd wear my ring
No matter what they say, I am still the king
And now the storm is coming, the storm is coming in

Happy reading - and listening!

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