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I don’t know what it is, but this video has captured my attention for the past three days. The Shins have been around for as long while and hardly call for basic information to let you know who they are. If you don’t know who they are- shame on you. Go look them up!
They will be releasing their new album Port of Morrow (with this ‘Simple Song’ leading the charge) in 3 days! Go pick it up… I will be.
The song mixed with the video just captures an angst in my soul… a tangle of emotions. I have said this before… family is the source of so much pain and so much joy in our lives… it is amazing to see how a family affects our upbringing. I have come to that realization in my young life at 24. You can choose your friends (I have had many), you can choose your church (Been through many of those), you can choose where you live (I will be moving to the west coast soon)… but you can’t choose your family. There will always be a piece of me in Kentucky with my family… a part of me is in Texas where I lived my middle school years, a piece of me in Mississippi where my childhood lies… and you know this video reminds me that no matter how bad I painted my past… it wasn’t perfect… and it wasn’t hell. It is the only childhood I will have, and this is the only family I will have. I dedicate these musings to my family.
The Shins :: Simple Song :: 5 / 5 beats!