Music Monday: New Slang by The Shins

The amazing thing about music besides its ability to transcend so much, make you feel so much, be so much, is that it’s out there 20 years after its release for someone like me to hear it as new and fresh and think, “that’s a great song.” Thus the tale of New Slang brought to me strangely via a request to Alexa to play Queen Bee by Johnny Flynn (again and again; the link is to my Tuesday Toon tribute to the song that must surely be worth an Oscar nomination!).

(Re: New Slang I keep finding songs from Garden State that I love (which I’m pretty sure I saw, maybe slept through?).)

Every time I hear New Slang I hear something of the ’60s music in it. I don’t know what or who but something. If you hear it and know, let me know. 🙂

Anyway, here are The Shins with New Slang.

New slang when you notice the stripes

The dirt in your fries

Hope it’s right when you die, old and bony

Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall

Never should have called

But my head’s to the wall and I’m lonely

Songwriters: James Mercer

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