Lenten Listen #28: MGMT – Oracular Spectacular March 21, 2012Posted by Matt in Lent.
Tags: Lent, MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, Time to Pretend
MGMT burst on the scene a few years ago with this brillian debut album and I was quickly taken with their brand of psychedelic indie rock. Last year I had the chance to see them, which was incredible in itself, but to make it even better, they played the song “Kids” with The Flaming Lips. Amazing.
I love the song “Time to Pretend” with its lyrics about the emptiness of rock stardom and the yearning for simpler times. At the same time, they throw in this gem that stands out to me as a office-working automaton.
This is our decision, to live fast and die young
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun.
Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute.