Sammy the Seal

“…let the ashes fly”

In vinyl on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 at 11:42


Song: Myth
Artist: Beach House
Album: Bloom

Noooo, I can’t believe I fell for something so pretty and precious! I’m not hating, it’s just that most of their stuff is too dreamy, hazy, and languid for my taste. But by comparison, this is relatively dynamic (for a slow song) and has a discernible, fairly strong melody and an effective, swooning bridge. I don’t know, knowing myself, this sounds like the type of thing I could resist, but when they get you, they get you.

Emotional, (melo)dramatic lyrics ahead. Even so, I don’t really mind them, strangely. Lines like “what comes after this momentary bliss?” and “can’t keep hanging on to what is dead and gone” are kinda heavy-handed, yet almost made it to the top, but thank goodness for the “ashes” line. I don’t know, maybe this is just a time of weakness and I’m temporarily susceptible to this kind of thing. I mean, I’m actually a little moved by the song. (Softie.)

“drifting in and out
you see the road you’re on
It came rolling down your cheek
you say just what you mean
and in between
it’s never as it seems

help me to name it
help me to name it

if you built yourself a myth
you’d know just what to give
what comes after this
momentary bliss
the consequence
of what you do to me

help me to name it
help me to name it

found yourself in a new direction
arrows falling from the sun
canyons calling
would they come to greet you
let you know you’re not the only one

can’t keep hanging on
to what is dead and gone
if you built yourself a myth
you’d know just what to give
materialize
or let the ashes fly

help me to name it
help me to name it”

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