Monday, April 6, 2009

Song Of The Week: "Springtime" (Leatherface)

They say that SoCal has no seasons, but it does. The changes are just subtle. Being a kind-of-outdoors man, I feel a little more in tune with these changes. One thing's for sure, no matter where you are, spring is pretty friggin' magical time (yeah, the bugs can suck... but whatever). I had all kinds of grandiose plans for the blog during my Spring Break, but I'd much rather be on a mountain somewhere, which is exactly what's about to happen. No new posts for a few days, but I leave you with the cheeriest of my favorite Leatherface tracks (of which there are many), "Springtime." Joyful as it may seem, like all good art it's tinged with that necessary bit of sorrow, and a nostalgia and praise of youthful naivete reminiscent of the Romantic English poets. This isn't the first Leatherface SOTW, and it won't be the last.


There's a little bit of springtime in the back of my mind
Remembers when there was a time when we danced
And we laughed spent some time drinking wine
And somewhere in there there's a little child without a thought
Without a doubt that every cloud is silver lined
He is warm and everything is new and everything is clean
And everything is free and there were still so many things to see
So many things so many things left to be very small drop in the
Middle of the big sea of high and mighty things
Your fascination for larger than life your brand new appetite
As though we'd invented it and we danced
There's a little bit of springtime in the back of my mind
Remembers things perhaps as they should have been
Rather than the lies rather that the cruelty
That sometimes we were guilty of as everybody knows
We were only young and really couldn't have known
We were very young and though it's nice to know there's a place to go
There's still so many things left to see
Little drop in the middle of the big sea of high and mighty things
Your fascination for larger than life your brand new appetite
And there's springtime in my mind and I'd rather be alive
As though we'd invented it and we danced
It could have been the longest time and I'll remember it
You don't know what's in store when we laugh


vengeanceismine said...

leatherface is the shit but ya just cant beat the shit offa the split with hot water music the best shit they ever put out in my opinion

Batguano said...

Their tracks on that split seriously rule! Especially so late in the game... I mean... so incredible! But with records like "Mush" and "Horsebox" I can't commit to it as THE best. But hey, that's just me...

gobacktoyourmotherscunt said...

I just discovered your blog. There's some great stuff here! This also happens to be my favourite song from my favourite band. Will be interested to hear what (if anything) they come up with now that Dickie is back in the fold (presuming that he sticks around long enough).

Batguano said...

Hey that's good news. I hope it lasts and the band sticks together another 20 years!

Oh, and, happy to hear you found stuff you like on the blog! Until next time...

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