March 7, 2007

New Air CD: Pocket Symphony

Air's new CD, Pocket Symphony, was released earlier this week. Check out the lyrics to the track, "One Hell of a Party" (which I can't help but feel has end-of-the-world conotations):
Please do not follow where I am leading
Someone must clear these things away
Here in the burnt out husk of the morning
Struck out with nothing left to say

Yeah this was one hell of a party
Nobody ever got to bed
But the morning after's killing me
And I have to rest my head

And just where were we trying to get to?
I can't recall one single word
And the faces that pushed themselves before you
Come into one, nothing transferred

This was one hell of a party
And it's still living in my head
But the morning after shines so cold
So follow where I live

This was one hell of a party
Nobody got to go to bed
Let's face it now, it's over
But this morning after's killing me
And I have to rest my head
These guys often have interesting lyrics. Check out "Biological" from their previous release, Talkie Walkie:
Thousands of hairs
Two eyes only
Its you

Some skin
Billions of genes
Again its you

XX XY
That's why it's you and me

Your blood is red
It's beautiful genetic love

Biological
I don't know why I feel that way with you
Biological
I need your DNA

Your fingerprints
The flesh, her arm, your bones
I'd like to know
Why all these things move me

Let's use ourselves to be as one tonight
Apart of me would like to travel in your veins

Biological
I don't know why I feel that way with you
Biological
I need your DNA
BTW, Arcade Fire and Amon Tobin also released new albums this week.

2 comments:

Sachman Bhatti said...

You should see them in concert! It is the season...

I've been a big fan of Air for some time, and I saw them with Stereolab at the Santa Barbara Bowl and it quite a transcendence-inducing experience. I suggest being close to the stage so their work with lights has it's full effect on you.

Daniel Scott Poynter said...

Or how about "Somewhere between waking and sleeping"?

==
Without blindness, there is no sight
You'd see further if you'd only close your eyes
In unconsciousness I can find peace
Inside prison walls I can find release
There is a place that I have seen

===


Or, one of my favorites, "Vagabond"?

= D