The Decemberists' "The Hazards of Love": An Interpretation — hair-restore.info, formerly hair-restore.info
It's a pivotal time for The Decemberists, who are following up two near eight- minute Rusalka, Rusalka/The Wild Rushes, which draws “I feel like that idea has popped up in a bunch of other songs,” says Meloy. Let's hope that meeting between The Donald and “Rocket Man” Kim doesn't go too badly. Then he comes to Annan Water, the uncrossable wild river, the very river from times that attempting to cross on horse would certainly end in his death. It looks like there will be no happy ending for our hero and heroine. .. of Tam Lin – a heroine called Margaret who meets a man in the forest, a man. The night Jim and Greg saw the Decemberists play live, Colin spoke about the You can hear this song, as well as a rousing rendition of the three-part suite " The .. The Decemberists ' Crane Wife; Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Greendale . Flag (Listen to Jim and Greg's review, listen to Wild Flag on Sound Opinions).
She joins Jim and Greg to explain why she returned to singing and how she chose her rather bloodsoaked repertoire. In addition to her own recording career, Shirley Collins played an important role in music history when she accompanied legendary musicologist Alan Lomax as he traveled through the American south in Together, they collected field recordings of traditional working-class artists on farms, prisons, and churches.
Colin came through town on his solo tour and seemed to be enjoying a break from the major label bureaucracy that is now involved in launching a Decemberists tour. After performing "Tristan and Isolde," a song he wrote with his first band, Tarkio, Colin discusses his literary roots. While he does put heavy emphasis on narrative in his music, this songwriter hesitates to call himself a storyteller.
The next song is "Barbara Allen," a tune originally performed by Shirley Collins, a British folk revivalist who has been a big inspiration to Colin.
The Decemberists Sever Their Stellar Streak with 'I'll Be Your Girl'
Really, I'll Be Your Girl feels almost entirely like a collection of shallow B-sides that should've stayed on the cutting room floor, making it the weakest Decemberists album by far. According to frontman Colin Meloy, the goal behind I'll Be Your Girl was to "just get out of [their] comfort zone", adding, "we wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and Vincent —and incorporating a bit of "early glam" influences such as Depeche Mode and Roxy Music to "share a mood that's steeped in our current times and condition", like "exuberant nihilism" meets "an apocalyptic dance party".
Meloy also notes that the writing is more "economical" and "egalitarian" than on earlier releases yet maintains his trademark dark contemplation. While these changes certainly add a few surprising shades to I'll Be Your Girl, their novelty isn't enough to salvage much of its wasted potential.
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Several tracks on the full-length are superficially pleasant but lack the depth that the Decemberists typically deliver in droves. Before I get into it, let me address a few complaints I have with this album: To those who have noted that, I urge you to relisten. Her harpsichord, the Hammond, and her accordion can be heard throughout the album, and while she certainly takes a backseat on some songs, she provides depth to many of the themes that might otherwise deliver much less forcefully their message.
There is only emotion to properly align to the lyrics. The queen is accompanied by loud electric guitar. We learn right away that a young lady — who we will later love as our heroine Margaret — goes horseriding out past the fields, far from home.
Before she can assist, she feels a sharp shake of the ground, and the fawn shifts shape into a man.The Decemberists - Ben Franklin's Song (from Hamildrops) [Official Audio]
She glances upon the man and falls immediately in love with him, and he with her. And, by the way, which of the jerks around town is your baby daddy? All basically hint at the same thing: The specifics of the line are generally unimportant to the storyline. As she grows tired, she makes a bed in the forest, just as she and William shared a leafy bed in moons past. Meanwhile, not so far away, William calls to Margaret, he pains to be with her.
William tenderly confesses that he feels more for her than just a need for sex, rather, he loves her. He lays her down in soft clovers and makes love to her beneath the sky. In post-coital bliss, he tells he that he wishes that they could lay together all night, naked, until the morning birds sing. He will live the remainder of his days as a fawn by day, a man only by night.
Our lovers, in great haste, part ways once again. It makes more sense that the Queen catches William and Margaret, and as a result, she forbids William from going out at night. I like to believe that our lovers sing this song while together, but it makes more sense to me that as Margaret soliloquizes from her perch in the forest, William sings from afar. Margaret remains, perhaps, in the bed of flowers and clovers referenced earlier that she and William had shared.
She cherishes her baby-to-be, the child of William. William, retreating to his forest dwelling, smiles giddily remembering how the breeze bent the leaves which tickled him as he made love to Margaret in the brush. Each agrees that in many ways, parting again is like dying a little death. Make of that what you will. In anger, he tells her that he heard her coming, her approach was betrayed by the weight of her footsteps, much like black smoke covering a coffin precedes a funeral.