06 februari 2011

Lied van de week : week 5 - 2010

Helplessness blues - Fleet Foxes



Na hun schitterend debuut brengt
Fleet Foxes dit jaar een tweede album uit, en de verwachtingen zijn hooggespannen. Dat hoeft ook absoluut niet te verwonderen, na het meesterwerk waarmee we hen leerden kennen. Het is wel nog wachten tot mei eer het album uitgebracht wordt, dat Helplessness blues zal heten, en waarvan het titelnummer nu al via hun website beschikbaar is.

Lyrics :


I was raised up believing
I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes
Unique in each way you can see

And now after some thinking
I'd say I'd rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery
Serving something beyond me

But I don't, I don't know what that will be
I'll get back to you someday soon you will see

What's my name, what's my station
Oh just tell me what I should do
I don't need to be kind to the armies of night
That would do such injustice to you

Or bow down and be grateful
And say "Sure take all that you see"
To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls
And determine my future for me
And I don't, I don't know who to believe
I'll get back to you someday soon you will see

If I know only one thing
It's that every thing that I see
Of the world outside is so inconceivable
Often I barely can speak

Yeah I'm tongue tied and dizzy
And I can't keep it to myself
What good is it to sing helplessness blues?
Why should I wait for anyone else?

And I know, I know you will keep me on the shelf
I'll come back to you someday soon myself

If I had an orchard
I'd work till I'm raw
If I had an orchard
I'd work till I'm sore

And you would wait tables
And soon run the store
Gold hair in the sunlight
My light in the dawn

If I had an orchard
I'd work till I'm sore

If I had an orchard
I'd work till I'm sore

Someday I'll be
Like the man on the screen

1 opmerking:

elke zei

Tiens. Ik heb dat precies al eens gehoord deze week.

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