Reading Chatelaine at the SuperValu

by @rayboneor

Liner Notes

#post_rock #I'm_clueless_about_genre

The desire to make music on occasion is a sort of sickness that descends on me now and again...pleasant enough, I guess. You could try to parse the lyrics. (I have some thoughts about what it all means.) There is a nice selection of bougie magazines at the Skibbereen SuperValu. I don't think they have Chatelaine, though.

Lyrics

At the SuperValu
Skibbereen
Pretends to be
What it appears to be
Two kids in love
Fresh fruit and greens
Chaste hands on glossy magazines
We'll never buy those magazines
We’lll never buy those magazines
We'll never buy those magazines
In the heart of feigned belief
The SuperValu in Skibbereen

At the SuperValu
Skibbereen
Pretends to be
What it appears to be
Glitter above and glue beneath
She wrote my name upon her jeans
She wrote my name upon her jeans
She wrote my name upon her jeans
She wrote my name upon her jeans
In the heart of feigned belief
The SuperValu in Skibbereen

She came to town and she found me
At the newsagent’s stand
I was reading Chatelaine
I was reading Chatelaine
I was reading Chatelaine
[At the SuperValu] in Skibbereen



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I really like the way the rhythm of the lyric kinda goes double-time after the first few lines of each verse. Skibbereen is an oddly musical word. This is a good song. Makes me want to buy magazines.

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Ah, another wonderful gem from you. Only your second song this 50/90, and I cherish both of them. As always, this creates a magical, delicate, unique and supremely tuneful and wistful world that I 100% want to be a part of. Thank you for sharing more of your music!

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@ttg105

The enigmatic lyrics are great - I particularly like "She wrote my name upon her jeans." I can picture two college kids messing around in the supermarket thinking they'll never be like their parents, Musically, it's lovely, with the slow part/fast part very effective. Skibbereen is in Ireland, no? Song overall reminded me of the Galaxie 500 song about waiting line at a drugstore.

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This is an enjoyable listen for sure. That's a fine line between cool and subtle, musically and I'm left with questioning the meaning to the lyrics; when you sing 'Chatelaine' to me it is like you're singing 'Shakespeare'. That chord you're ending the song with is also very end-like, story told, very nice.

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Told you that muse would come back. Great to hear! Such a real world lyric and so Danny! Enjoyed this a lot!

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one of thoise songs that seems to be saying little more than nothing but in fact is suggesting a while lot more