Day 11: Happy Birthday To Me (Feb. 15)

From Noise Floor: Rarities 1998-2005 (2006)

The Noise Floor compilation helped sew up a lot of empty pockets in my Bright Eyes collection. One of those missing songs, a song I’d heard years ago courtesy of Jeff Gabhart, but which I’d lost track of, was this one. It includes the Conor yell-line-repeat-line-yell-line approach to ending a song. Pick a phrase, and say it over and over, sometimes modifying it a little bit. For some artists, I find that lazy. For Bright Eyes, I find that poignant. But, I am biased.

Notable lyric: I’m sorry about the phone call / and waking you / I know that it is late / but thank you for talking / cause I needed to / yeah, somethings just can’t wait

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