Today’s pick-me-up

February 22, 2012

How did I not know about Frank Turner? This one had me at the very beginning. How can I not love a song with this lyric?

Things didn’t kill me but I don’t feel stronger
Life is short but it feels much longer
When you’ve lost the fight yeah you’ve lost that hunger
To pull yourself through the day

Plus, he’s a beautiful British boy with a guitar on a windswept beach. Plus, there is chair throwing. And undertones of The Pogues.

Plus (and this is a willful and skewed interpretation of the text, I know), I am taking the funny awkwardness of his wet trousers at the end as an ironic commentary on the scene in the Pride and Prejudice movie where Colin Firth jumps into the lake. I know I’m in the minority, but I’ve always hated that scene – not like Mr. Darcy at all, people.


One comment

  1. Pick-me-up is an accurate description!

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