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12 March 2010 @ 10:29 pm
Bp's Song of the Week #76: Travis "Driftwood"  
There’s been so much spinning this week that I’ve been excited about, but it lands with a classic from Travis:

“Driftwood”


Wandering, meandering, melodic, and airy. It’s not busy. That’s what is brilliant about their album, The Man Who, that I don’t feel they’ve been able to re-capture since. That air of simplicity and spatial openness. Subsequent albums became busier and crowded (granted The Man Who’s predecessor had a very different feel and there was much more going on as well).

The video is ingenious as well.

Driftwood
Everything is open
Nothing is set in stone
Rivers turn to Ocean
Oceans tide you home
Home is where the heart is
But your heart had to roam
Drifting over bridges
Never to return
Watching bridges burn

CHORUS
You're driftwood floating underwater
Breaking into pieces, pieces, pieces
Just driftwood hollow and of no use
Waterfalls will find you, bind you, grind you

Nobody is an island
Everyone has to go
Pillars turn to butter
Butterfly'ing low
Low is where your heart is
But your heart has to grow
Drifting under bridges
Never with the flow
And you really didn't think it would happen
But it really is the end of the line
So I'm sorry that you turned to driftwood
But you've been drifting for a long long time

Everywhere there's trouble
Nowhere's safe to go
Pushes turn to shovel's
Shoveling the snow
Frozen you have chosen
The path you wish to go
Drifting now forever
And forever more
Until you reach your shore

CHORUS

And you really didn't think it would happen
But it really is the end of the line
So I'm sorry that you turned to driftwood
But you've been drifting for a long long time
You've been drifting for a long long time
You've been drifting for a long long
Drifting for a long long time

More Travis:
Writing to Reach You
Why Does it Always Rain on Me
Baby One More Time (cover)