Oh how much I love the folksy rhythms of Plants and Animals, a band obsessed with Neil Young style music with huge instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics. Plants and Animals strike all the right chords with this lovely song. With it’s amazing inclusion of the beautifully sounding violin and clocking over six minutes in length, this song is definitely one of their bests. The lyrics of this song is especially what gets to me. It’s one of those songs that are festive but with lots of emotional depth. A song of rejoice, a song of liberation, a song of life, love, and freedom. I’m so excited that I’m going to see these guys live on June 9th, it’s sure going to be one hell of a concert!
“It takes a good friend to say you’ve got your head up your ass It takes a good friend to meet you in the park in the dark It takes an enemy to help you get out of bed It takes your lover to leave you to feel the loneliness”
“cause you’re the one who’s riding around on a leopard;
you’re the one who’s throwing dead birds in the air.
and you’re the one whose wild hide will weather
in the weathering days
to a lover made soft
so princes can lay down their princely white heads! OF HAIR.”— -“Up On Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days” Sunset Rubdown