Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Guillemots and one of the best breakup songs ever

Mila clued me in on multinational band Guillemots. I can't get their song "Redwings" out of my head.

Stream it here and let me know what you think.

Lyrics:
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This is where we fall from the trees
This is where the sky covers up
Daft killers of joy, you made a man out of me

And this is where the glass leaves the lens
Splintering a chemistry of friends
I'll treasure you always
You know I love you

And this is where we wake in the ditch
This is where our bodies sing no more
Fallen apples on the floor, pecked at by redwings

So pour another whisky out for me
It'll be the last bottle we share
As I drift into nowhere
Know that I loved you

But love was not enough to hold my grip
Can't you just feel my fingers slip
Into those oceans in the sky where people swim
Oceans in the sky calling me in
Oceans in the sky I tell myself

Though I'm not kidding anybody else
They know I'm leaving
They know that I'm leaving this behind

So I'm leaving my best friend
Just for the hell of it
Just for the sake of it
But how much I loved you

2 comments:

Dale said...

listening to the song now.. I like it...

is all their stuff this mellow? - I suppose I could just look them up o_O

I subscribed to your blog using google reader today.. I'll be keeping up with it.. I like that many of your posts seem to be short and sweet! :)

Kelly said...

The best way I can describe the album is lush and theatrical. Not anything like the stripped down rock we usually hear today. It's not all this mellow, but none of it is what I would call "upbeat." Thanks for the comment.