Top 6 songs by Bright Eyes
You may know, or have heard of, the band Bright Eyes. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of their music and finding more and more songs that I love.
They have a very specific sound. It's kind of whiny. It's kind of indie. It's kind of depressing. But it's extremely vulnerable and honestly poetic. Some of my favorite tracks below.
LOVER I DON'T HAVE TO LOVE
This is a more "upbeat" song by Bright Eyes. It's technically an anti-"love" anthem. Going through the motion without the emotion.
This is one of my personal favorites of all time.
FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE
I first heard this song as a cover, by Mac Miller. Strange, I know. But I instantly got hooked on this song. It's so sweet.
This song just makes me think. Read the lyrics below:
Now and again it seems worse than it is
But mostly the view is accurate
You see your breath in the air as you'll climb up the stairs
To that coffin you call your apartment
And you sink in your chair, brush the snow from your hair
And drink the cold away
And you're not really sure what you're doing this for
But you need something to fill up the days
A few more hours
There's a dream in my brain that just won't go away
It's been stuck there since it came a few nights ago
And I'm standing on a bridge in the town where I lived
As a kid with my mom and my brothers
And then the bridge disappears and I'm standing on air
With nothing holding me
And I hang like a star, fucking glow in the dark
For all those starving eyes to see
Like the ones we've wished on
But now I'm confused. Is this death really you?
And do these dreams have any meaning?
No. No, I think it's more like a ghost that's been following us both
Something vague that we're not seeing
Something more like a feeling
WE ARE NOWHERE AND IT'S NOW
This is a depressing song...but it has an optimistic twist. Classic Bright Eyes.
NO LIES, JUST LOVE
This track follows a chilling narrative. About the singer contemplating suicide. He feels like he doesn't fit in anymore...something's just off. But then he finds out that his brother's expecting a baby. And he (the singer) feels the need to go onward with life and protect the baby from the cruelty of the world.
So please forgive what I have done. You can't stay mad at the setting sun, cause we all get tired, I mean eventually...there is nothing left to do but sleep.
I'd like to make some changes, before you arrive. So when your new eyes meet mine, they won't see no lies, just love. I will be pure. No, no, I know I will be pure. Like snow, like gold, like snow, like gold.