Thursday, November 5, 2009

2007 : 10 "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" by Of Montreal

I'm in a crisis
I need help
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on mood shift, shift back to good again
Come on, be a friend
Chemicals, don't flatten my mind
Chemicals, don't mess me up this time
Know you bait me way more than you should
And it's just like you to hurt me when I'm feeling good
Come on chemicals

The first half of 2007 was really hard. I was getting my ass kicked on several fronts. To say the least it was not fun. I remember getting Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? right before a business trip. I must have listened to this album three times a day while I was on that trip. The album made so much sense to me in that mental space. The album has an angry, energetic, let's-burn-the-whole-thing-down feeling, while being upbeat at the same time. I could feel bad but not wallow it at the same time. That is a great feeling.

I know it was not written this way, but I saw the chemicals in this song as my brain chemicals. I wanted my brain's own chemicals to help me out and lift me up. It seemed to make a lot of sense to me at the time.

Rich Thomas

Listen: Of Montreal >> "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I might be wrong, but I think Kevin Barnes actually was writing about brain chemicals.