What's your favorite Bright Eyes song?

i need one with really good lyrics.

it's a long story but basically me and my boyfriend had an argument about our favorite bright eyes lyrics.

i said i couldn't choose one, and he said "a perfect sonnet"

just tell me your favorite song by bright eyes(or conor oberst) based on the lyrics, and a breif explanation of why.

please please please dont say first day of my life.


4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    OMG finally an AWESOME question!

    Top 5:

    Difference in the Shades (most romantic I think)

    Neely Ohara (most hopeless sounding, about someone slowing dying/killing themselves.."you swallow your sleep")

    The Calendar Hung Itself (cool beat, sexy spin on romantic.."i kissed a girl with a broken jaw that her father gave to her, she had eyes bright enough to burn me- they reminded me of yours")

    A New Arrangement (cool lyrics)

    Haligh, Haligh a Lie Haligh (i relate to this one. another sad one.)

    Best lyrics though: Difference In The Shades-

    now that its june, we’ll sleep out in the garden

    and if it rains, we’ll just sink in to the mud

    where it is quiet and much cooler than the house is

    and there's no clocks or phones to wake us up

    because i have learned that nothing is as pressing

    as the one who is pressing would like you to believe

    *and i'm content to walk a little slower

    because there's nowhere that i really need to be*

    and i find that life is easier when it's just a blur

    with no details to confuse who or what or where i was

    so when the ending comes the full regret will seem obscure

    *but these are days we dream about when the sunlight paints us gold

    and this apartment could not be prettier as we danced up there alone

    this tv is old, the color is f**ked, do you see the

    difference in the shades?

    but the green is still glows to green, my love

    and i believe we are the same*

    and we’ll stay like this, all gold and green

    the light collects and projects your heart on a movie screen

    and if you close your eyes

    we will always be the way we were that night

    you crawled inside of me

    and you slept in my blood the way you sleep now

    the quietest hush has consumed this house

    and when the doctors have gone and you sweat through the bed

    with the pictures and the pills they piled around your head

    just rest now, and in a moment you will know everything

    was it all a dream?

    it’s too vague now to recount.

    an outline of the one you loved in a life that was that no longer will be

    stands above you as you sleep.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Joy In Forgetting / The Joy In Acceptance.


    It's such a sad song. I love the way it tells of him covering up his problems to his family, and the loss of his girl, and then the complete change in tone of the second half of the song.

    It gives the listener hope that everything will be okay.

    I also love A Scale, A Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks.


    It's truly some of the most amazing poetry, particularly the lines:

    "Now I know a disease

    That these doctors can’t treat

    You contract it the day

    You accept all you see

    Is a mirror and a mirror is all it can be

    A reflection of something we’re missing"

    I think you can pull almost anything from that song. It's got so much depth. In the end, I think the song discusses the meaning of life, "Once the page of a calendar is turned, it's no more. So tell me, then, what was it for?"

    One more song, On My Way To Work.


    The meaning of this song is quite clear: What is the meaning of life and why do we do what we do?

    Hope that gives you some ideas.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hmm, it's a tie between No Lies, Just Love and When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass.

    No lies is absolutely heartbreaking. Those lyrics and te way Conor sings them tears at my heart everytime.

  • When the President Talks to God.

    As a rule of thumb, I really hate Bright Eyes. However, this song (while vocally leaving something to be desired) has brilliant lyrics. It's one of those songs that really catches your attention. It's outspoken but true of the former US president who shall not be named.

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