Memories. There are a lot of them with this album!
I saw Saves the Day in concert for the first time just 2 years ago. They played with Say Anything. It was a 15 year anniversary tour where they played this entire album.
It was fun to listen to them, but unfortunately their stage presence is nothing in comparison to Say Anything.
It makes me wonder, with all of these reunion tours happening…are they having fun? Reunion tours among the emo & pop punk scene have been popping up left and right.
Do artists enjoy revisiting their past? I imagine it can be quite difficult for a band to come out with an album that everyone loves, but then only be remembered for that album. The greatest artists (in my opinion), are always trying something new and perfecting their sound.
But…there is always that “cool” guy that says, ” Hey man…that band sucks now…they’ve sold out…their only good album was that one they made a long time ago…”
Well here’s what I have to say to that….
I’m through being cool.
I do love this old album, but their others are equally fun to listen to!
And it’s lyrics like this…that I just can’t say no to:
Track 4- “Rocks Tonic Juice Magic”
Let me take this awkward saw
And run it against your thighs
Cut some flesh away
I’ll carry this piece of you with me
Because all I can say tonight
is that I hate you
But it would be all right
If we could see each other sometime
If I could somehow make you mine
And if not I’ll take my rusty spoons
And dig out your blue eyes
I’ll swallow them down to my colon
They’re gonna burn like hell tonight
Because you’re beautiful
Just not on the inside
Light comes from within
And your beaming eyes don’t seem so bright
My heart is on the floor
Why don’t you step on it?
When I think of all the things you’ve done
Boardwalks and breaking waves
Made our Saturdays
I’d buy you lemonade right now
if you were here
But then I’d throw it in your face
And I’d listen to you cry
And I’d remember how I miss
our nights under ocean skies
You and I are like when fire
and the ocean floor collide.
Tomorrow: “Stay What You Are” by Saves The Day