Laminated Cat / Not for the Season

I think my recent Wilco binge is most likely a sort of stress response–a regression to some musical comfort food while my brain is too occupied to process newer and more challenging stuff. In any case, I’ve been completely addicted to this hidden gem. It’s got one of my very favorite Jeff Tweedy lyrics, and he’s penned a lot of stunners. (Hence this blog’s title.) It hints at some very powerful emotions without ever addressing them directly.

Springtime comes and the leaves are back on the trees again
Snipers are harder to see my friends
Weeding out the weekends

Summer comes and gravity undoes you
You’re happy because of the lovely way the sunshine bends
Hiding from your close friends
Weeding out the weekends

Candy left over from Halloween
A unified theory of everything
Love left over from lovers leaving
Books, they all know they’re not worth reading
It’s not for the season

When autumn comes you sit in your chair and you stare
At the TV square
Hiding in the deep end
Weeding out the weekends

Winter comes and the days all start late
There’s motion on the boughs where the dark shapes prowl
Feeling out the feelings
Feeling all your feelings

Candy left over from Halloween
A unified theory of everything
Love left over from lovers leaving
Books, they all know they’re not worth reading
They’re not worth reading

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~ by toren on April 24, 2011.

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