There’s not many things in life as subjective as one’s taste in music. But if I could declare the perfect song to exist, it would sound exactly like this:
From the Paul Simon-esque intro, to the sweet melody, to the flawless playing of Steven Delopoulos, there’s something beautifully nostalgic and welcoming about this song. I have listened to it over and over and marveled at the sublime messages, and the paired down clean and full sound of the band. It’s marvelous.
And the words, sorry, but there’s not a top 40 charted song today that can match Delopoulos’ poetic tones. Is it lost love? Lost friendship? Is it an attempt to reconnect with that special someone who hasn’t been heard from in years.
It’s a call to civility, a call to remembrance, a yearning for reconciliation.
And if it isn’t that deep, it’s simply a reminder: hey friend, I miss you. Don’t forget to write.
And if this seems pathetically maudlin, well, I’m not sorry.
What’s your perfect song?