Sunday, March 4, 2012

Postmodern Hymn: Bowl of Oranges



Today's hymn comes from Bright Eyes, an indie group headed by Conner Oberst. I love Bright Eyes for the bravely earnest lyrics and for the creative melodies. "Bowl of Oranges" is one of their more uplifting songs: 

"And we'll keep working on a problem we know we'll never solve 
Of Love's uneven remainders, our lives are fractions of a whole. 
But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall. 
Then I think we would see the beauty. Then we would stand staring in awe 
At our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges, 
Like a story told by the fault lines and the soil."

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