Thursday, December 07, 2006

"I Still Remember," Bloc Party

This week I've been listening to the upcoming Bloc Party release, "A Weekend In the City" (due out Feb 6 in the US).

I loved "Silent Alarm" so much that I was frightened for the follow-up in case Bloc Party tried to either replicate that album or abandon it. But so far I've not been disappointed by Bloc Party or The Shins new one ("Wincing the Night Away" also due out Jan 23).

"A Weekend In the City" has whispers of "Silent Alarm" throughout it, including the heavily built up crescendos I love, but it much more varied. Not so much ROCK HANDS! as (baby rock hands).

Here are the lyrics to my favorite song, which I won't and can't post (go buy the album when it comes out, ok?)

"I Still Remember"

I still remember
How you looked that afternoon
There was only you

You said "it's just like a full moon"
Blood beats faster in our veins
We left our trousers by the canal
And our fingers, they almost touched

You should have asked me for it
I would have been brave
You should have asked me for it
How could I say no?

And our love could have soared
Over playgrounds and rooftops
Every park bench screams your name
I kept your tie

I've gone wherever you wanted

(I still remember)

And on that teachers' training day
We wrote our names on every train
Laughed at the people off to work
So monochrome and so lukewarm

And I can see our days are becoming nights
I could feel your heartbeat across the grass
We should have run
I would go with you anywhere
I should have kissed you by the water

You should have asked me for it…

And our love could have soared…

I would let you if you asked me

I still remember...

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