It is getting close. On October 18th, CP's All-Time Favorite Band, the Silver Jews, will release their brand spanking new CD, Tanglewood Numbers. We here at CP have already pre-ordered our copy from the Fetus. We have also managed to come across an advance copy of the album. It. Is. Amazing.
We will hold off on an official review until the release date, but we would like to leave you with a small sampling of Mr. Berman's outstanding lyricism. This snippet is from a song about settling down called "How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down"
Fast cars, fine assBerman keeps the humor rolling with another song called "I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You". You can listen to it here. Here are some of the (once again) outstanding lyrics:
These things will pass
It won't get more profound
Time is a game
Only children play well
How can I love you
If you won't lie down
I guess over time we became dustWe should mention that Mr. Berman has walked back from the edge to make this album. He spent the last 4 years on the rebound from a Xanax/Crack suicide attempt (some of which was spent in Minnesota at Hazelden.) The whole album is about getting back on the horse and trying again.
I never seemed to see you much
Then the world turned, pride got away
We fell out of touch
I've been working at the airport bar
It's like Christmas in a submarine
Wings over Indy on a winter's night
I guess you wouldn't call it a scene
Now my ex-wife's living in the suburbs
With her guru and her mom
Now she finds her consolation
In the stardust of a bond
You can call it a spin-off
Call it a knock-off
Title it part two
But I'm getting back into getting back into getting back into you
Go reserve your copy...right now.
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