"We Don't Eat" James Vincent McMorrow
These two songs are some of my favorite songs. There are two genres of music that I really like: R&B and Hip-Hop, and soft/instrumental/acoustic/independent-type music.
These songs would fall under the second genre
The first song is called, "We Don't Eat" by James Vincent McMorrow. In short, I believe the song is a soft, yet strong piece about a man who has gone off on his own to try and find himself. It is sad, because he doesn't know what he is looking for. He does mention, though, that "in the future, I might need myself a Savior." In the midst of his ongoing journey, he recites to himself the things that his mother always said:
We don't eat until you father's at the table
Are you on that lost journey? Are you on an adventure to find what you're looking for? Well, good. Search. Walk. Search some more. Find. If you are the person to move to a coast to find solitude, or the kind of person to come to find that nothing in life has changed, lend your ear to what "mother" says, and have a little trust that things will eventually work out
This next song is called, "The Grand Optimist" by City and Colour
This song is one that I find so, so, so, so powerful. It seems to be about a man who has so many worries in life. He fears he will die soon, and feels like a "cripple without a cane." Although the man is down on himself, his father is always optimistic. His father is always looking on the bright side, and giving him hope. The son says that at one point, he was quite stubborn. He found no strength in religion, or in anything for that matter, and his world started to go to nothing.
Both of these men seem to have qualms within their self. Though one mentions that he may need a Savior, and one rejects religion, they both seem to talk about how lost they are after mentioning the lack of a belief in their lives. Again, this is my own interpretation of these songs, so your own interpretation can be completely different and just as valid.
Whether it is the mother speaking, or the father speaking, take a grain of their wisdom with you when feeling like your world has turned upside down
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