Posted by: outroversion | November 30, 2010

Old School Bright Eyes: Desaparecidos- Man and Wife, The Latter (Damaged Goods)


I canNOT stop listening to this track. I’ve always liked it and thought it was pretty killer in terms of the guitars and low fidelity early 21st century angst but recently I’ve paid attention to more of the nuances that make Conor’s cult side project all the more fascinating.

“I’m growing out my hair
like it was when I was single
it was longer than I’ve known you
I had no money then
I had no worries then at all”

That verse resonates with me for some strange reasons. On a superficial level i’m now with a girl who doesn’t care whether my hair is long or short, or rather accepts me either way and it is now beautifully lustrous. Truth is, back in 2006 when the opposite was the case, I had lots of money and lived a turbulant, stressful life. Now I have less than no money, I don’t have the problems I had back then, I just have enough to keep me interested.

Some of the lyrics are brilliantly poignant, they do follow a formula (statement, simile, metaphor) but what a formula-

“I’m a bill you pay
I’m a contract you can’t break”.

MP3: Man and Wife, the latter (damaged goods)




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