I enjoy Lenka's straight-forward 'pop-sensation-translation' improves on the original. Her version, on the flip side of this single, 'Gravity Rides Everything' from Modest Mouse's 'The Moon and Antarctica' is a nice version, but doesn't supplant or replace the original. For me, I enjoy her cover of 'Vincent O'Brien' a lot more.
I'm not finding out who Vincent O'Brien was, save for Ward's friend. What is their relation, and what fascinates or drives Ward to sing about him more often than not?