Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Fiery Furnaces - Here Comes the Summer


This will be a quick entry, as I'm about to head to Boston to see Architecture in Helsinki. This song is a great one. It's from my favorite Fiery Furnaces release, EP. It's actually a b-side/ singles compilation, but I find it more satisfying than any of their actual albums. When I'm in the mood though, Blueberry Boat is a stunning listen. It's not an easy album to swallow at first, but like all great albums with an open mind and plently of listens it reveals its greatness to you.

This EP though is just one great pop song after another, something that I feel even the most epic concept album can never beat. A great melody is what holds up in the end. Each song on that album, floats on from one to another, so the beginning of this song sounds a little sudden and the ending a bit impatient. It also may be a little late in the year for this song, as it's about longing for the summer, but whatever. Actually though Memorial Day weekend seems to be the unofficial start of the season, we still have technically until June 21st . I like how the month in which the singer would prefer it to be June
gets earlier in the previous year until it's back at last July...where there's still desire for June. Oh quit yer bitchin'... July is a blast.

The Fiery Furnaces - Here Comes the Summer


"Last day in May the afternoon
Remember
Black marks of charcoal from the dune
Remember
I thought it wouldn't be too soon
We'll wait at least until it's June

The twenty-ninth of March it rained
Remember
You'd look so sad that I explain
Remember
You knew it wouldn't be too soon
We'll have to wait until it's June

I've been waiting since I don't know when
And now it finally seems about to start
I swear I swear that I will do my part

December dark at six o'clock
Remember
The freezing wind gives you a shock
Remember
You knew it wouldn't be too soon
We'll have to wait until it's June

October damp on down the street
Remember
The sodden leaves stuck to your feet
Remember
You knew it wouldn't be too soon
We'll have to wait until it's June

I've been waiting since I don't know when
And now it finally seems about to start
I swear I swear that I will do my part

July the third we stayed up late
Remember
And thought how long we'd have to wait
Remember
It'll be so long until it's soon
It'll be so long until it's June"


The Fiery Furnaces - EP @Amazon.com

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