"Find yourself a girl, and settle down Live a simple life in a quiet town
Steady as she goes (steady as she goes) Steady as she goes (steady as she goes) So steady as she goes
Your friends have shown a kink in the single life You’ve had too much to think, now you need a wife
Steady as she goes (steady as she goes) So steady as she goes (steady as she goes) Well here we go again, you’ve found yourself a friend, that knows you well But no matter what you do, you’ll always feel as though you tripped and fell
It’s completely different than the Cheap Trick original… it’s so different that when I first heard it on an episode of Californication it took me a few minutes to recognize the song. - It was driving me crazy because even though I *knew* the lyrics, I just couldn’t place from *where* at first.
This haunting, slow version really does grow on you after a couple of listens.
The song that first made me a huge fan of the Avett’s, and made me buy the whole album the first time… I’ve subsequently since bought this album, Emotionalism, in every format available.
"I keep tellin’ myself that it’ll be fine You can’t make everybody happy all of the time But I have found myself in A place that I’ve never been A place that I thought that I would never be There’s people looking back at me…”
Bruce Springsteen - Better Days [Live from In Concert/MTV UnPlugged]
"…Now a life of leisure and a pirate’s treasure Don’t make much for tragedy But it’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin And can’t stand the company Every fool’s got a reason to feelin’ sorry for himself And turn his heart to stone Tonight this fool’s halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell And I feel like I’m comin’ home…”
"…I learned to listen felt like I was back at school She’d talk forever about the phases of the moon Saying, “Everything’s a cycle, you’ve got to let it come to you And when it does, you will know what to do”
Without even knowing I guess I took up her advice Painted her front door, it seemed a suitable goodbye It’s not that often, but I think of her sometimes Just something quaint, a couple ships in the night…”
One of my favorite Bright Eyes’ songs… *Always* Reblog!
"…If I could go back That’s the first thing I would do I swear that I would Do my best to follow through Come up with a master plan A homerun hit, a winning stand A guarantee and not a promise That I’ll never let your love slip from my hands…”
So it appears that my 'Ask' box isn't working today...
According to StatCounter, I’ve had a few different visits to my ‘Ask’ page today, yet I have NOT received any messages… So, if you’ve left me any messages today, please know that I’m NOT ignoring your message, I’ve just never actually received it. - Gah, stupid Tumblr!
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