Lenten Listen #29: The National – High Violet March 22, 2012Posted by Matt in Lent.
Tags: High Violet, Lent, Sorrow, The National
Somber and beautiful, The National’s 2010 release, High Violet, is a wonderful, challenging work for all serious music fans. I first became a fan with 2007′s Boxer and wondered how they could top the depth of that work, turns out they did it with their next release.
This isn’t happy music, but it is pretty incredible nevertheless. I particularly like the song “Sorrow.”
Sorrow’s my body on the waves
Sorrow’s a girl inside my cave
I live in a city sorrow built
It’s in my honey, it’s in my milk
Don’t leave my hyper heart alone on the water
Cover me with rag and bone, sympathy.
Cause I don’t wanna get over you
I don’t wanna get over you.