Monday, January 04, 2010

when it comes to Canada, i'm so easy....

there i was minding my own business, busily working away on my computer, when i hear coming out of my speakers this line... "what about Canada."

you know me, immediately the ears perked right up. yes, what about Canada? who is this singing? what are they singing about? hrmmm.

so i went searching. i'm posting the lyrics and the song... nothing to look at, but it's a nice little song. it's called hindsight by a band called built to spill. i'm posting it because after listening several times, i'm not entirely sure that i get it. maybe you will?

it's sort of an earworm.

hindsight's giving me
too much memory
there's too much never seen
but it's always there
cuz it's everywhere

taking my own advice
worked out for me nice
but now I come to find
the tricks we play
with human brains

they don't want to think about the other side
is that grass just greener cuz it's fake
cuz that's all that we've been told
since we were five years old
is that all we'll ever know

hindsight brings me down
it keeps me on the ground
and though I'm never proud
I wouldn't dare
if you weren't there

the thing with gettin' up
feels like giving up
feels like not enough
you eat a crumb
and waste a loaf

they don't want to talk about the other side
where the grass was greener than they said
cuz this doesn't bring to mind
what I'd expect to find
they must be color blind

what about canada
this paradise
of pines and ice

morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping
bad into ideas was no surprise
we'll wait till the wild has rights
the never lock doors at night
and kiss all those wars goodbye

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