can we just talk for a second about how Vampire Weekend’s work thus far has pretty much charted/mirrored my own emotional development? every time they put something new out, it’s the most important album in my life. MVotC is no different, and it scares me a little how on point they are about things running rampant through my head: the fears of death, of not connecting, of not being remembered, the absolute loss of faith in basic day-to-day things…it hits. hard.
later on the album, on “Finger Back,” Ezra sings “I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die.” the question, left unanswered, is whether there’s a middle ground. he seems unsure.
so am i.
one thing i am sure of is that i am so thankful for these guys, and their music. my life would be very, very different without them.
(legal: disclaimer that i clearly don’t own the song and am just posting it out of love and don’t claim any rights to the material)