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The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight (Live)

side note: there are other, better, versions of them playing the song (this version is slightly shortened and the lead singer fails to hit the Note O’ Desperation ™ in the last verse), but almost all of them seem to include ads that run before the video.  Is this just random, or is it something YouTube is doing across the board?  There’s nothing like finding a video you want to watch and then having to wait 15 seconds determining whether or not you want to buy a Ford F150.

The particular lyrics involve the death of a bar room romance (not that I have any experience with it, but, kids, don’t fall in love with someone in a bar, it won’t work out.  I mean, Lord knows some of you are going to try, there’s something about getting punched in the nether regions that some people insist on experiencing first hand instead of just avoiding it.  Not that I have any experience with that either.  But I digress.), but is a very well expressed song about losing someone and continually being reminded about it.  Or something like that.

And yes, the violinist/keyboardist/backup singer looks like she was a member of Prince and the Revolution.

Then she leaves, with someone you don’t know
But she makes sure you saw her
She looks right at you and bolts
As she walks out the door,
your blood boiling
your stomach in ropes
Oh and when your friends say,
“What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost”

Enjoy the angst.

 

posted on Monday, June 20, 2011 9:29 PM Print
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