Who knew that experimental spoken word music is so cool? Who knew it even existed? Certainly, that's something new for me. I mean I'm used to narrated speech in post-rock songs, but the guys from Listener take things to a whole new level! Initially, I found the accent of Christin Nelson, the singer and lyricist of the band a bit...weird, but eventually the song grew on me and I gotta say that I've been listening to it for the past half an hour or so. The emotion in his voice and the delayed guitar of Dan Smith create this epic atmosphere. Take a few minutes of your Sunday, sit back and enjoy an awesome and unusual song. Since it's a talk music I had to share some of the lyrics as well. I think this is simply brilliant.
We’re all born to broken people on their most honest day of living and since that first breath... We’ll need grace that we’ve never given I've been haunted by standard red devils and white ghosts and it's not only when these eyes are closed these lies are ropes that I tie down in my stomach, but they hold this ship together tossed like leaves in this weather and my dreams are sails that I point towards my true north, stretched thin over my rib bones, and pray that it gets better but it won’t won’t, at least I don’t believe it will... so I've built a wooden heart inside this iron ship, to sail these blood red seas and find your coasts. don’t let these waves wash away your hopes this war-ship is sinking, and I still believe in anchors pulling fist fulls of rotten wood from my heart, I still believe in saviors but I know that we are all made out of shipwrecks, every single board washed and bound like crooked teeth on these rocky shores so come on and let’s wash each other with tears of joy and tears of grief and fold our lives like crashing waves and run up on this beach come on and sew us together, tattered rags stained forever we only have what we remember