Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"wasted on fixing all the problems you made in your own head"

I am loving this song. It sounds like the offspring of rock and bluegrass (as all good music should). And the sentiments are so recognizable - who hasn't been here? It's not where you want to live, but, wow, have they got that state of mind nailed - the frustration of self, the utter anger and wounded pride you have when you realize, once again, that you screwed up, it was all your fault, and you aren't the hero you thought you were. (And this is when we go to confession and repent and beg for God's grace.)
There is a prominent vulgarity in here, so you probably don't want to listen to it with kids around (though they might miss it in the accent, if they're young enough). Aside from the lyrics, the music is just amazing. I listen and can't help but think this is EXACTLY what ought to be done with guitar and piano (and all the rest). These men are treating their instruments right:

Wow. Love it.
Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


Katie K said...

This song gets me fired up every time I hear it! Something about that folk rock sound just moves me. They sing with belly fire and play their instruments like they mean it. I love that they are wearing vests and stomping in the video. I don't know, I just like the stomping.
By the way, I have heard edited versions of this song where the vulgar word is replaced with the word "messed." Not quite the same sting to it but more acceptable for listening to with kids in the car. =)

Ruthie said...

Mumford and Sons are are favs right now. . . got to hear them in Austin in the fall. You're right, though, about not wanting to live there; I call it our "angst music"