Monday, September 26, 2011

Songs to get homesick to.

Suburban War by Arcade Fire

Let’s go for a drive and see the town tonight
There’s nothing to do but I don’t mind when I’m with you

This town’s so strange, they built it to change

And while we sleep we know the streets get rearranged
With my old friends it was so different then
Before your war against the suburbs began

Before it began

Now the music divides us into tribes

You grew your hair so I grew mine
You said the past won’t rest
Until we jump the fence and leave it behind

With my old friends I can remember when

You cut your hair, I never saw you again
Now the cities we live in could be distant stars
And I search for you in every passing car...

I listened to this on repeat while I commuted this morning and had a lump in my throat the whole time. Arcade Fire sure knows how to make a song. 

I'm in the mood for a cozy East Coast fall but instead I'm sweltering in the Indian summer of a big city. I love it here, so much, but I've now been in Spain for 39 days and I'm feeling a little melancholy. It'll pass. I just wish I could have a jug of fresh apple cider (stolen from Vassar's dining center) to help me get through.

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