Day 19: When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass

From Fevers and Mirrors (2000)

Bright Eyes enjoys, with gusto, adding in non-musical sound to their songs. Fevers and Lifted both began with long, long, long intros, seemingly of an unrelated nature. Both to have music fade in behind the sound, and finally the song takes place. While we don’t get a multi-minute children’s book narration, or a conversation between unknown individuals, we get tv sets, bangs, clanks, and pretty low quality music in general. Conor and a piano, and we wonder, is he in his house? Is he saying something about the state of music? Is this grand, or just lazy?

Notable lyric: But no matter what I would do in an attempt to replace / All these pills that I take, trying to balance my brain / See the curious girl with that look on her face / So surprised she stares out from her display case

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