10 December 2008

Words for Wednesday: What's Been Going On

My song for this week, Amos Lee's "What's Been Going On" takes a page from Becky's penchant for male angst music -- tormented lyrics and jangling guitar included.

I am a pretty new Amos Lee fan and once again have to thank my favorite Sirius Satellite Radio station, The Spectrum, for the introduction. I think just about anyone who has tried to return to a place that used to be home can relate to the words to this song. It is a beautiful, simple, tortured song and you just have to hear it to really appreciate so I highly recommend you watch the youtube video or just take my word for it and buy the song on iTunes.

What's Been Going On
by Amos Lee

And no one says a word to me
They're concerned with my jealousy
Well I guess that's how it's gotta be
From now on

And time, it swallows everything
From the mighty to the meager thing
And it's as dark as it is comforting
To play along

Well what's been going on?
What's been going on?
What's been going on?
Around here

There goes her old beat up car
Outside of our old favorite bar
She's proudly in there playing her guitar
With stars in her eyes

Those are some of my favorite memories
All of those carefree melodies
While I'm out of here on this raging sea
About to capsize

Well what's been going on?
What's been going on?
What's been going on?
Around here

What's been going on?
What's been going on?
What's been going on?
Around here

And no one says a word to me
They're concerned with my jealousy
I guess that's how it's gotta be
From now on

3 comments:

Courtney said...

If I were Oprah, I would so name The Spectrum as one of my very favorite things in the whole world. Great recommendation!

Emily Barton said...

Wow, the Youtube video and everything! This is great. I missed out on my song this Monday (too tired from travel). I also missed out on The Spectrum when I rented a car with Sirius Satellite. Wish I'd found it.

ZoesMom said...

Courtney -- If I were Oprah Spectrum would be on my list too. I have no idea what I listened to before I discovered it.

Emily -- for next time it is Sirius channel 18 and it is awesome.