Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Andrew Bird – Cataracts

“When our mouths are filled with uninvited tongues of others” starts this ballad. My first thought is, wow, I like the music, but, come on, do I have to listen to these words? Well, the laugh is on me. After listening a few times I realized this is a song about kittens. At least, I hope so. LOL. “The strays are pining for their unrequited mothers” is how is continues, and a bit later Andrew sings “scribs and tangles between their ears/faceless scrumbled charcoal smears/through the coppice and the chaparral/the thickets thick with mold/the bracken and the brier/catchweed into the fold.” Pretty poetic for a pop song, but it works for me. Andrew Bird