Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Call Me a Safe Bet; I'm Betting I'm Not.

I have always valued honest music. Artists like Bob Dylan have had a major impact on me, especially where the lyrics are concerned.
It was almost three years ago that I discovered Brand New's song Jesus Christ. The lyrics portray a very real and honest struggle between Atheism and Christianity; between existing in inertia or changing.
But over the years, as I have changed, Brand New has evolved with me. and their lyrics are just as honest and real as before.
I want you to all encounter their songs. Whether you like them or not is not my concern, but check out these songs.

1. Jesus Christ -- about the struggle to believe. (

2. Luca -- parallels Luca Brasi from The Godfather and a cheating significant other. (

3. Seventy Times Seven -- his side of the story of finding his best friend and girlfriend together. (

4. Limosine -- a non-romanticized portrayal of drunk driving. (

5. Limosine (acoustic) -- this gives me shivers every time. (

*6. Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades -- about moving too fast. (

7. You Won't Know -- about making irreversible mistakes. (

*8. The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows -- about losing a lover to your own error. (

*Official music videos

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