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Best Of ’11: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

This year, Helplessness Blues grabbed hold of me and never really let go. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to an album quite so many times without growing tired of it. These songs are filled with moments that make my heart swell, give me goosebumps, and take my breath away. There’s only one other album I’ve heard this year that comes close to the beauty of this one…I’ve yet to decide which will be my top choice…

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Lyric Of The Week

Fleet Foxes – “Bedouin Dress”

This is my favorite song at the moment. The Fleet Foxes album has pulled me in and there’s no going back. And there’s just something about the way this song moves and feels… and the words!

My family is gathered this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day and I find myself sharing the old brass bed with my sister like we used to, TWENTY years ago. I think feeling and experiencing this ‘growing up’ thing causes me to really connect with lyrics that lean towards those ideas of looking back. These are my favorite two verses from “Bedouin Dress”:

“If to borrow is to take and not return
I have borrowed all my lonesome life
And I can’t no I can’t get through
The borrower’s debt is the only regret of my youth
No I can’t, no I can’t get through
The borrower’s debt is the only regret of my youth…

In the street one day I saw you among the crowd
In the geometric patterned dress
Gleaming white just as I recall
Old as I get I would never forget it at all
Gleaming white just as I recall
Old as I get I could never forget it all”

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