Friday, January 18, 2013

Music Friday: "Picking Up the Signal," "Six String Belief," "Loose String," & "Down to the Wire"

As you might have guessed, now I'm all excited about the new Son Volt album. 

You should have seen this coming: a quartet of Son Volt tunes along with the lyrics of "Down to the Wire." 


Down to the Wire

Wake up to the Biddle Street blues,
can't shake the news.
All the way to the big dome
they're trying.

The intrigues of the new royalty
and the believers
In the afterlife
share the same gamblers pages.

Cobblestone streets saw three sovereign flags
as they raised their glasses to conquest and nation.
Still pawns playing out the legacy
of long dead industry titans and haters of men.

Feeling down to the wire
Feeling down to the wire

Plastic grocery bags fly from trees,
proud symbols of a cavalier progress.
Memories and landscapes in triage,
disappearing averages, permanent changes.

No jury will have a final say.
Everyone knows the jury is guilty.
Faced with no plan at all,
just to trick a smile out of the moment.

Feeling down to the wire
Feeling down to the wire

Feeling down to the wire
Feeling down to the wire


Fozzie said...

I like Farrar, but his lyrics really are inconsistent and border on nonsensical at time.

Nevertheless, I look forward to the new record.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

His lyrics do not usually provide a clean narrative, if one at all.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

I like the political statements in some of the later Son Volt albums, however.