School Work: The Song I chose

9 03 2006

The song I chose was Pink Bullets by The Shins.

The reason why I chose this song is well mostly because I like it. The band's songs are mostly sung in riddles so they're hard to understand.

The song is about a guy that is lost and when he meets a girl she changes his life. The way he describes their relationship is by saying that they're like kites flying through the sky. He also describes it as a book that you read backwards so you understand less as you read more.  

The Shins are a good band their songs are played in a movie called Garden State

Here are the lyrics:

I was just bony hands as cold as a winter pole
You held a warm stone out new flowing blood to hold
Oh what a contrast you were
To the brutes in the halls
My timid young fingers held a decent animal.
Over the ramparts you tossed
The scent of your skin and some foreign flowers
Tied to a brick
Sweet as a song
The years have been short but the days were long.
Cool of a temperate breeze from dark skies to wet grass
We fell in a field it seems now a thousand summers passed
When our kite lines first crossed
We tied them into knots
And to finally fly apart
We had to cut them off.
Since then it's been a book you read in reverse
So you understand less as the pages turn
Or a movie so crass
And awkardly cast
That even I could be the star.

I don't look back as much as a rule
And all this way before murder was cool
But your memory is here and I'd like it to stay
Warm light on a winter day.

Over the ramparts you tossed
The scent of your skin and some foreign flowers
Tied to a brick
Sweet as a song
The years have been short but the days go slowly by
Two loose kites falling from the sky
Drawn to the ground and an end to flight.
 

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One response

12 03 2006
mr bartlett

Great work and a great pick! I have to admit I never really realised what the song was actually about, other than liking the line about a book you read in reverse… so I appreciate your efforts in decoding it!

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