Lyrical things you like


Yes! As far as closing lines go, I have another Divine Comedy tune to throw in the mix…

Closing lines of Tonight we Fly - they get me every time

And when we die
Oh, will we be
That disappointed
Or sad

If heaven doesn’t exist
What will we have missed
This life is the best we’ve ever had



“We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view” from Tangled Up in Blue is a great example of this


I love this Iron and Wine song for that reason


something from New Orleans I think


I’ll give it a whirl - didn’t listen to this album much, for some reason, but I am a fan generally as I said upthread.


how good are the lyrics to ‘Birthday’ by The Sugarcubes, though

She lives in this house over there, has her world outside it.
Grapples with the earth with her fingers and her mouth, she’s five years old.
Thread worms on a string, keeps spiders in her pocket, collects fly-wings in
A jar scrubs horse flies and pinches them on a line. she’s got one friend
He lives next door, they listen to the weather, he knows how many freckles
she’s got,
She scratches his beard. she’s painting huge books, glues them together,
They saw a big raven; it glided down the sky, she touched it.
Today’s a birthday, they’re smoking cigars, he got a chain of flowers,
Sows a bird in her knickers, they’re smoking cigars, lie in the bathtub, chain of flowers.

just pure life, a string of ecstatic poetic feeling.


It’s very different from his early stuff but the voice and knack for melody and lyricism is still there. One of those songs that grabs your attention from the first beat of the first bar.


literally never listened to an iron and wine song.