Untethered moon

”Now I guess I’ll finally see,
the kind of calmness that chaos brings

I got so tired of going round and round,
waiting for gravity to bring me down.”

Från sången On the way. Den här låten har nåt skruvat science-fiction-tema, möjligen att man kan associera till Aniara. Månen, som inser att den inte är fjättrad till sin planet, lämnar jorden. Den har tröttnat på att snurra runt jorden varv efter varv. Följden blir kaos. Ett hårt slag mot jorden.

Untehered moon / Den ofjättrade månen heter det nya albumet av Built to Spill. Det har även en låt som är uppkallad efter en transkriptionsfaktor som är av betydelse i hjärnan — CREB.

Who will save rock from itself

Rock needs saving from itself, not become a set of poses and chlichés. To stay relevant it needs to develop and aim higher than ”look how cool we are”. I think when rock started out, young people were so oppressed to behave in a modest and controlled way that that anyone could break with that was magical. But that’s not enough now. That’s my preaching for today. Who will save it? Built to spill are definitely one of them.

Broken Chairs live 2011:

In your mind

The symptoms of our getting older,
the problems that say we don’t mind,
most of us never get over
memories mingled with lies.
Coincidence gave a confession,
that no one’s allowed to forget,
I dont want to give the impression
that predestination is set.
And distance will increase the danger,
with certainties never enjoyed.
Regarded as equal yet stranger,
ignored, then embraced, then destroyed.
Observing the process will change it,
afterwords even if you
subcounscioussly rearrange it,
it doesnt seem any less true.
The remnants of fog disappearing,
and even transcending concern,
disturbing but somehow endearing,
conditioned to never unlearn.
And no one can tell me to listen,
and no one can tell me whats right,
cause nobody has my permission,
and no one can see in your mind,
in your mind, in your mind, in your mind.
The magnifications explore,
there slowly emerges a pattern,
and details you normally ignore,
you notice really what matters.
It isn’t a time or a place,
only an ebb and a flowing.
A permanent repeating space,
occuring, connecting, and growing.
And no one can tell me to listen,
and no one can tell me what’s right,
cause nobody has my permission,
and no one can see in your mind,
in your mind, in your mind, in your mind.

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Untrustable

You can’t trust anyone,
cause you’re untrustable,
how can you trust someone you know can’t trust you.

You won’t help anyone,
cause you’re unusable
no one can tie you down, you’re nobody’s fool.

and I’d love to see it but it’s something you just feel
and I’d like to feel it but it just isn’t real
and god is whoever you’re performing for and god is whoever you perform for

You don’t like anything,
cause you’re unlikable,
all because you’re not interested in you anymore
it’s so unthinkable cause you don’t think of it
how many ideas can fit in your reality.

and I’d love to see it but it’s something you just feel
and I’d like to feel it but it just isn’t real
and I’d love to see it but it’s something you just feel
and I’d like to feel it but it just isn’t real and god is whoever you’re performing for and god is whoever you perform for.

Alarmed

Alarmed by Built to Spill

In the hurry of the past
I forgot to make it last
Simple choices made too fast
By a dye I didn’t cast

Words for fighting, words for fun
They’ve all melted into one
On the tip of every tongue
Like the new name for the sun

Alright now, don’t decide about that now
Oh how can you blame the only one
Ever stay, ever stay, ever stay around and you would
Never say never say all the harm’s been done
And you were
All so gone oh so long, so long
Did you make it all wrong, so wrong
Did you wait oh so long, so long
Did you take it all wrong, so wrong