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  • 2007 rocked: Chase This Light

    8 Nov 2007, 17:17 by ckONE22

    hmmm... For a long time I'm a real big fan of Jimmy Eat World, who brought us such great albums like "Clarity" or "Static Prevails", so it is not a big thing, that I expected nothing less than the album of the year from this band. But my expectations were too high.

    Chase This Light is the first album without a song, which give me a goose-skin. Static Prevails had Episode IV, Clarity had For Me This Heaven, Bleed American had Hear You Me and Futures had 23...
    But Chase This? The production seems to be very clean. If you ask me, too clean. Jimmy Eat World were concentrated so much on producing perfect pop-songs, that they forgot to produce one criteria I liked so much about the old songs: atmosphere.
    The songs have good ideas, are not that bad, but they are too short to develop this goose-skin atmosphere, I know from the old albums.
  • lyrics... lyrics... lyrics...

    3 Jul 2007, 11:59 by ckONE22

    The most impressive lyric-excerpts (only English and in no order):

    "Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?"
    Guernica

    "Well the future's got me worried
    Such awful thoughts
    My head's a carousel of pictures
    The spinning never stops
    I just want someone to walk in front
    And I'll follow the leader"
    Nothing Gets Crossed Out

    "My hopes are so high,
    that your kiss might kill me.
    So won't you kill me,
    so I die happy."
    Hands Down

    "There's no one in town I know
    You gave us some place to go.
    I never said thank you for that.
    I thought I might get one more chance.
    What would you think of me now,
    so lucky, so strong, so proud?
    I never said thank you for that,
    now I'll never have a chance."
    Hear You Me

    "And the mindless comfort grows
    When I'm alone with my 'great' plans
    And this is what you said gets her through it
    If I don't let myself be happy now then when?
    If not now when
    The time we have now ends
    And when the big hand goes round again...
  • a song...

    29 Jun 2007, 15:43 by ckONE22

    …which makes you sad: This Night Has Opened My Eyes

    …which makes you cry: Strand

    …which makes you happy: Are You Gonna Be My Girl

    …which brings you happy spirit: We Are the Sleepyheads

    …which obliges you to dance: Feel Good Inc.

    …which is too short for you: Balaclava

    …which is meaningful for you: Michael Ende, Du Hast Mein Leben Zerstört

    …you can hear all the time: Eli, the Barrow Boy

    …you love: John Wayne Gacy, Jr

    …you own, but you don't like: Shut Your Eyes

    …of which the lyrics are perfect for you: Episode IV

    …of a soundtrack: Where Is My Mind

    …you've heard live: a.k.a I-D-I-O-T

    …which is not English or German: Starálfur

    …sung by a woman: Lonestar

    …of a solo artist: I Believe in Symmetry

    …of your favourite-artist: For Me This Is Heaven

    …with which you can identify: Balu

    …you would sing for your sweetheart: Wonderwall

    …for kissing: Kiss Me

    …for snuggling: Different Names for the Same Thing

    …which reminds you of your last love sickness: Look What You've Done
  • A New Hope

    27 Jun 2007, 23:14 by ckONE22

    Episode IV, which Jimmy Eat World published on Static Prevails stands as a symbol for the fourth episode "A New Hope" in Star Wars. It's dealing about finding a new love, which should describe this new hope.

    "Episode IV leads us away from here.
    don't expect to find what you're will intends.
    i can see the light leading away from you.
    let's disappear, we'll take a trip of no return to outer space.
    and swim in pools which keep us warm, cleaned off the sand from off your feet.
    we'll dance off time to the songs we've never liked.
    and sing off key thinking it sounds all right.
    and you know I almost lost my will to live.
    (we're sure) you tell time in your.
    episode IV leads us away from here.
    don't expect to find what you're will intends.
    let's disappear, both take a trip of no return to outer space.
    and swim in pools which keep us warm, cleaned off the sand from off your feet.
    we'll dance off time to the songs we've never liked.