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|Top 10 mewithoutYou Songs|
Next up is another one of my all-time favorite bands. Descriptions are simply lyrical excerpts because Aaron Weiss is a philosophical mastermind.
Elephant in the Dock - "Elephant refused to swear the oath / Said I don't know anything about truth, but I know falsehood when I see it and it looks like this whole world you've made"
Catch For Us the Foxes
Four Word Letter (Pt. Two) - "But I'm so small I can barely be seen / How can this great love be inside of me? / Look at your eyes, they're small in size / But they see enormous things"
O, Porcupine - "And at the garden's edge beneath a speechless sky / As his friends slept, Jesus wept / And it's no wonder why"
Catch For Us the Foxes
Carousels - "And, Christ, when You're ready to come back / And I think I'm ready for You to come back / But if You want to stay wherever exactly it is You are / That's okay, too... it's, it's really none of my business"
Wendy & Betsy - "All joking aside, five fingers wide / Should the bed of the bride be despair / Tell your parents it’s true / Though I’d never physically hurt you, I do know some Arabic prayers"
Dorothy - "I said if you can change your shape that easily, can you take the form of my dead father? / Because I think he would've liked to meet my wife, and I know for a fact he would have liked my wife"
Red Cow - "We watched the green figs fall from the Nebraska sky / How much were even passive things responsive to our watchful eye!"
Julia (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses) - "So many ways to lose so many faiths"
Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore - "Michael, won’t you row that boat ashore? / Your little brother can’t paddle anymore!"
Rainbow Signs - "The sky, I'd been told would roll up like a scroll / As the mountains and islands moved from their place / And the sun would turn black as a dead raven's back / But there'd be nowhere hide from the Judge's face"
|Next 5 in line: 11. "New Wine, New Skins", 12. "Bear's Vision of St. Agnes", 13. "Bethlehem, WV", 14. "Kristy W/ The Sparkling Teeth", 15. "In a Sweater Poorly Knit"|
|Hmmm...do you have some favorite records of theirs? LOL|
Any mewithoutYou is good mewithoutYou, but I spy a distinct lack of anything from 'It's All Crazy!...'. Then again, I'm an old school mwY fan, so the albums before 2010 are the ones I'm most familiar with. "Wolf Am I!" from 'Brother, Sister', 'Paper Hangers" and "Tie Me Up! Untie Me!" from 'Catch For Us the Foxes,' and "The Fox, The Crow, and the Cookie" from 'It's All Crazy!' would all be on my list.
Ahh well...good list regardless. Band is phenomenal.
|Yeah Julia is crazy good. I've heard it like 100 times and I never get sick of it. Prob my most recommended song for newcomers, even if it's misleading|
|Mine would prob be (in no order):|
-son of a widow
Special nods to:
-wolf am I
-flee thou matador
-messes of men
|Dangit your #11 is my favorite|
|10. Torches Together|
9. Mexican War Streets
8. All Circles
7. O, Porcupine
6. Wendy & Betsy
5. Red Cow
3. In A Market Dimly Lit
2. Rainbow Signs
1. King Beetle
|Dorothy is an interesting pick, but you cant really go wrong with any MWY songs, even though my list would be vastly different than this|
|Rainbow Signs is absolutely god tier. |
Always loved the line "Bishops wrapped in Bedford cloth. Said pride would cast our victories off, the Deep Blue to our Kasparov
Our moral thoughts impart." From Magic Lantern Days.
I would def have 9, 8, 4, and 1. Would have to think on the rest
|"the Deep Blue to our Kasparov" I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THE REFERENCE WOO|
too bad Kasparov is a dick. a chess wizard, but a dick.
|Ngl I think rainbow signs is ridiculously overrated|
|Nine Stories, January 1979, Mexican Streets and one of Fox's Dream or Bear's Vision are missing here but otherwise I can't knock most of these picks. Michael and Four Letter Word are maybe in the 30-15 pile idk. Might try a full ranking. There are many songs!|
Rainbow Signs is awesome but over time the first half and coda have come to do more for me than the end of all times bit
|shout out to everything was beautiful and nothing hurt|
a to b life needs more love in general
|No it does not lol, but that song is very very good |
|it's my hill and i wanna die on it|
|new wine new skin, Mexican war streets, bears vision, lilac queen, Winter solstice prob my top 5 |
|no january 1979 makes this list redundant|
|In a very loose order:|
10. My Exit, Unfair
9. Paper Hanger
8. Grist for the Malady Mill
6. The Soviet
5. O’ Porcupine
4. A Glass Can Only
3. Fox’s Dream
2. Bear’s Vision
1. Mexican War Streets
2, bullet to binary
|When you laugh you'll feel my breath there filling up your lungs|
And when you cry those aren't your tears but I'm there falling down your cheek
And when you say you love him taste me I'm like poison on your tongue
But when you're tired
If you're quiet
you'll hear me
singing you to sleep
|I tried to love you and I failed |
But I have another plan
|A:B life is great but I backtracked to it after hearing B,S and it never fully clicked on an emotional level.|