I discovered a mewithoutYou song this morning and it made me smile. As with most of their songs, I’m not entirely sure what exactly it means, but it’s based on one of Aesop’s Fables that warns against listening to flattery.
While mewhithoutYou is often not the easiest music to listen to, I have cultivated quite a taste for it over the past few years. I think it has much to do with the simplicity of life we’re all yearning for that they portray so poignantly in their songs.
Lots of the words they choose hark back to days of yore, pastoral settings, and their imagery is often Biblical or derived from fairy tales, fables and the like.
Here you go… video and lyrics for a Thursday smile and ponder!
This flattery pleased the proud bird so, he opened his mouth and began to sing:
Your subtle acclamation’s true, best to give praise where praise is due.
Every Rook and Jay in the Corvidae has been Raven about me too!
They admire me, one and all… must be the passion in my ‘Caw’, my slender bill, known through the Escadrille, my fierce, commanding claw…[the cookie drops, Fox retrieves it — there is commotion in the town as the Baker gives chase. Crow is humiliated, realizes he’s been tricked, continues his song]
Ah, I’ve got a Walnut-brownie-brain and Molasses in my veins, crushed graham cracker crust, my powdered Sugar funnelcake cocaine.
Let the Crescent Cookie rise!
These Carob-colored Almond eyes would rest to see my Cashew Princess in the Swirling Marble Sky.
We’ll rest upon the Knee where all divisions cease to be and rootbeer float in our Banana Boat across the Tapioca Sea.
When letting all attachments go is the only prayer we know.
May it be so, may it be so, may it be so, oh…