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Car Seat Headrest: "Beach Life-in-Death"

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    Over the past year or so I've been listening to a lot of different music, but I keep coming back to Car Seat Headrest. There was kind of the "honeymoon" phase where I was in love with his songs...

    Over the past year or so I've been listening to a lot of different music, but I keep coming back to Car Seat Headrest. There was kind of the "honeymoon" phase where I was in love with his songs because of the singable lines and nonlinear but still coherent structure, but then I started looking up all the lyrics and it really hit me what a great artist he is/they are, and I think this is my favorite track. [NB: he wrote the original track when he was 17, and remastered it a few years ago]

    BL-i-D is about being gay and having a crush on someone, as well as the idea of everyone around you "growing up" while you're still pursuing your art. There's a great sense of deep meaning hiding behind some bizarrely surreal lyrics in this song in particular. Some of my favorites:

    When they finally found their home
    At Walt Disney studios
    And then everyone grew up
    With their fundamental schemas fucked
    But there are lots of fish left in the sea
    There are lots of fish in business suits
    That talk and walk on human feet
    And visit doctors, have weak knees

    It's not enough to love the unreal
    I am inseparable from the impossible
    I want gravity to stop for me
    My soul yearns for a fugitive from the laws of nature
    I want a cut scene
    I want a cut from your face to my face
    I want a cut I want
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