Apr 23, 2007

I Know You're Just A Mama's Boy, You're Positively Unemployed

When you're back in your old neighborhood
The cigarettes taste so good
But you're so misunderstood
You're so misunderstood
There's something there that you can't find
You look honest when you're telling a lie
You hurt her but you don't know why
You love her but you don't know why
Short on long term goals
There's a party there that we oughtta go to
If you still love rock and roll?
You still love rock and roll?
It's only a quarter to three
Reflecting off your C.D.
You're looking at a picture of me
You're staring at a picture of me
Take the guitar player for a ride
Cause he ain't never been satisfied
He thinks he owes some kind of debt
It'll be years before he gets over it
There's a fortune inside your head
When all you touch turns to lead
You think you might just crawl back in bed
With the fortune inside your head
I know you're just a mama's boy
You're positively unemployed
So misunderstood
So misunderstood
I know you've got a God shaped hole
You're bleeding out your heart full of soul
You're so misunderstood
You're so misunderstood
You're so misunderstood
You're so misunderstood
I'd like to thank you all for nothing
I'd like to thank you all for nothing at all
I'd like to thank you all for nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing at all
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, at all

MP3: Misunderstood (live, from Kicking Television)

I will never forget this. A great band, on top of their game playing one of my favourite songs of all time. This song sent shivers down my spine, just unrivalled greatness. When Jeff yells " I know you've got a God shaped hole", OMG.

What else was great-
-Jeff Tweedy gently saying "Hello" during "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
-The cacophony of drums and guitars during "Via Chicago" while Jeff gently strummed and sang
-The sheer guitar pyrotechnics during "Spiders (Kidsmoke)"
-Jeff asking the crowd to sing along before "Jesus, etc." and we duly obliged
-Getting the whole audience to yell their lungs out in "Kingpin"
-Jeff punching the air when he sang "A Ghost is Born" during "Theologians"
-Just the damn hummability of "Hummingbird"
-Nels Cline just destroying his guitar

"You could see people shake their heads in wonder; others had eyes fixed on the stage, smiles spreading, everyone thinking the same thing: "Damn, that was incredible."

-quote from an excellent SMH review you can read here.

MAJOR GENIUS UPDATE

You Ain't No Picasso has new Sunset Rubdown songs here. They were recorded at Lee's Palace in Toronto on 12th April. Spencer Krug can seriously do no wrong. Please tour here Spencer, and bring Dan with you.

Vague Space has made a list of the top 25 "Wolf Parade collective" songs. And its pretty much spot on in my opinion.

1 Comments:

  • At April 24, 2007 , Anonymous nikki said...

    First new Wolf Parade and now new Sunset Rubdown! I'm seriously overwhelmed - but in a very good way.

     

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