About Time

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This has been released for awhile… But I kind of have some catching up to do… This album is quite befitting to my mood, which comes as no surprise. I can praise Okkervil River all day and all night, they are fantastic. Although, I can’t say I love this album from beginning to end but there are certainly about 4-5 songs that can seriously be considered for a spot on a favorite tracks list. Part of Okkervil’s appeal for me is their amazing songwriting ability and their impeccable gift to make great music. Enjoy!

mp3: Starry Stairs

mp3: Calling And Not Calling My Ex

Calling And Not Calling My Ex

She was once mine
That smile that shines from the glossy magazine that stuck inside the Sunday Times
She was so sweet on Christmas Eve
With the snow set deep, when we went walking through the pines
I had just been fired and her first offer had arrived
And the new year would see her flying far away from me
Though I didn’t know it at the time

With outstretched hands
Now she commands
A famous figure for every picture
And she stands up strong and she demands
And they deliver
Yeah, she’s a fixture

And it’s a mixture of dumb jealousy and fear that I might feel, should she appear
Just like it hasn’t been three years
And there’s a distance to her voice over the phone and that’s because she stands alone
While I’m still sitting here

Girl, you see me here on another quiet night
I will wait until another indistinguishable day arrives
I’ll decide where the light’s even and bright
Where my life’s sweet as it’s slightly, disappointedly, just gliding softly by

And you won’t wait for me in some secluded stand of trees some Christmas Eve some god was kind enough to set aside
Although I’d love you to, I’m proud of you
God knows I’m feeling really stupid now
For having ever said goodbye

During the fight
I said, “Yeah right”
When you insisted that I visit, that you’d write
Now, I know you’re working hard so I never hear from you, and that’s fine
You look the same on TV as when you were mine
I walk in from the kitchen and I finger the remote control
I watch you from the distance, you go walking through the terminal
I remember ever instance, when you stung me
Oh, you’re so lovely
Oh, you’re so smart

So, go turn their heads, go knock them dead, go break their hearts
Go break their hearts
Baby, break their hearts
And I know you will

The Stand Ins 2008 (Jagjaguwar)

Album also available at eMusic


5 Responses to “About Time”

  1. Rachel on September 26th, 2008 5:49 pm

    We have added comment moderation because I am sick of the anonymous shit comments people leave. You know this isn’t some professional organization, I fucking put up hand picked music and sometimes if I feel up to it I will post a long lengthy review about how much I like something, but generally I let the music speak for itself. Because in the end that is all that matters.


  2. Pip on September 26th, 2008 5:54 pm

    I do hate anonymity, cowardice seems to grow a pair of balls when it’s in place.

  3. Pip on September 26th, 2008 6:00 pm

    Unless of course you’re Batman.

  4. celera on September 28th, 2008 8:43 pm

    I’ve said before that in the days before one could record sound, “poet” and “singer” were two separate art forms. But these days, when our attention span is much too short to permit the reading of poetry, our best poets must be able to make music to get their voices heard. Bob Dylan may have been the beginning of that trend (seriously, he can’t “sing” in any traditional sense of the word) but I think it will continue to be true for some time to come, until the internet fades away into whatever technology has for us next.

  5. Rachel on September 29th, 2008 11:17 am

    I completely agree. :-)

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