Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I am really really loving the new Yeasayer album. I haven't traditionally been one to be too preoccupied with lyrics, but I've been really drawn to just how the singer articulates this little bit in "Ambling Alp." It seriously makes me feel all anthemically motivated and moved.

"Now the world can be an unfair place at times
But your lows will have their compliment of highs
And if anyone should cheat you
Take advantage of or beat you raise your hand
And wear your wounds with pride

You must stick up for yourself son
Never mind what anybody else done."

Simple maybe, but I don't find it to be too maudlin or cliche, just direct and, in conjunction with their chutzpah-infused take on new age/new wave tempo-strange music, kind of dazzling.