I've been listening to The Front Bottoms a lot lately so they've definitely been on my mind for the past couple of days/weeks/etc. I find their collection of songs are really hitting home for me and I can't stop sharing their music (if it gets too out of control, I'll end up making a collection strictly for The Front Bottoms).
Their song Flashlight really resonates with me simply because of the opening lyrics. They're so honest and raw and remind me of the way I look at photographs of ex-friends or partners. It's a kind of longing that, I think, we all end up feeling at one point or another. It's a sad kind of longing. It's almost like I stare holes through pictures thinking they'll come to life and I'll get to relive old moments again. But I can't. The end of this song puts it so easily yet so poignantly: "when I am sad, oh god I am sad but when I'm happy, I am happy
and there's just no place in-between for us to meet"
Notable (Opening) Lyrics:
Please fall asleep so I can take pictures of you and hang them in my room so when I wake up feel like yeah everything's alright. You are still here, you are still happy, you are still smiling and laughing, you are still the only thing and everything I need in my life. And it goes in in out through the mouth - breathing exercises. I will never figure out til I am running in circles.