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Bright Eyes

An Attempt to Tip the Scales (8:27)

"An Attempt to Tip the Scales" includes what is ostensibly an interview with the band's frontman, Conor Oberst. However, Oberst has admitted that the interview was something of a joke, intended to poke fun at the dark tone of the album. Conor's voice is impersonated in the interview by Todd Fink of The Faint and Commander Venus. The man interviewing is Matt Silcock, a former member of Lullaby for the Working Class.

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Did you expect it all to stop
At the wave of your hand?
Like the sun's just gonna drop
If it's night you demand

Bright Eyes - An Attempt to Tip the Scales Lyrics


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  • fucking ethereal ambiance bullshit
  • The interview part is sooooo funny! :)
  • "This could be vanity, or self loathing. I, I know I'm, I'm guilty of both." Wow, this line hits me pretty hard. I know the interview is mostly meant to be a joke--and a sort of self-deprecating one--but within it are some real bits of genius. And, of course, the song that precedes it is wonderful.
  • i think the first part of this song is my favorite ever
  • "do you ever hear things that aren't really there" "I'm sorry, what?" lol
  • "Well I do have a brother who died in a bathtub. Drowned. Actually, I had five brothers who died that way."
  • "thats interesting." hah!
  • I can't believe there was a time when I thought this was Conor, and then after I realized it wasn't, a time I thought it was a great impression.

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