(And now for something a little different…)
There isn’t much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed
With a little girl, and by my spouse
I only want a proper house
When I was in college, I was obsessed with music of all kinds. There was music playing almost constantly in my dorm room and, later, in my apartment. There are so many songs out there that speak to the problems and angst of that age, and I reveled in them.
I’m now thirty one years old. My primary concern today is my family – but that’s not exactly a concern for most mainstream music. Although I still listen, it’s often mostly background music for the things I’m doing. The lyrics don’t speak to me much any more.
With a few exceptions of course.
My favorite song for the past year or so has been My Girls by Animal Collective. Here’s the video:
Few songs really match where I’m at now in life like this one does. Add on top of it the fact that it’s really catchy (listen to it three times and you’ll not be able to get it out of your head – there’s a reason it was the number one song of 2009 as noted by Pitchfork).
Here are my girls.
They (and that blurry boy) are the center of my life right now – not material things, not anything else. My spending and personal choices revolve around that simple fact, and this song captures that feeling almost perfectly.
If you like the song, I encourage you to give the whole album a listen. You can pick up the mp3 of My Girls for $0.99 from Amazon, too.
I don’t mean to seem like I care about material things
Like our social stats
I just want four walls and adobe slats
for my girls