Day 243. “Cardinal” by Pinegrove
Thank you, NPR…for the suggestions of best albums of 2016.
Apparently, I have missed a lot!
I really enjoyed listening to this album. There was a strange nostalgia to it, despite this being the first time listening to this group.
The lyrics are beautiful- take a looksie for yourself:
Track 1-“Old Friends”
walking outside labyrinthine
over cracks along under the tress
i know this town grounded in a comp*ss
cardinal landed in the dogwood
i keep going over it over and over and my steps iterate my shame.
how come every out come is such a come down? lately afternoon with the shades drawn down.
i kept saying i just wanted to see it. saying “whats wrong with that?”
needle shaking out lines in the comp*ss
every out come is such a come down
and i knew it when i saw it
so i did just what i wanted
so i go thru with this, i knew happiness when i saw it
saw your boyfriend at the port authority
sorta f*cked up place
well so i averted my stride on a quick one
he’s going back over to your place, huh?
i feel like you could forget about it
i feel like i can mellow out, i don’t feel undone in a big way
there’s nothing really bad to be upset about
just when i thought i, was getting better, i woke up on the ground
an appointment oh disappointment a set back, oh another come down
as if i needed a reminder
that i do only what i want to.
so i go thru with this
walking out on the night time spring time, needling my way home
i saw leah on the bus a few months ago i, saw some old friends at her funeral
my steps keep stiffing my grief thru these solid solipsistic moves
i should call my parents when i think of them
i should tell my friends when i love them
maybe i should have gone out a bit more
and you guys are still in town
but i got too caught up in my own sh*t
it’s how every out come is such a come down
and i knew it when i saw it!!!
and i did only what i wanted
so i go thru with this, i knew happiness when i saw it.
i saw it
Tomorrow: “The Very Last Day” by Parker Millsap