24 August 2011

Driving Song

Every once in a while a song will catch me by surprise, first musically then lyrically. Tall Trees by Matt Mays and El Torpedo is one of those.

This was released about three years ago on the Terminal Romance album, the last album with El Torpedo as they have disbanded since. And, I'm not that much of a hipster that I won't admit I only discovered it a few weeks ago when I borrowed the CD from the Calgary Public Library. It's now on my list to buy.

I have other Matt Mays & El Torpedo's in my collection, they're good... and, Canadian to boot. I would classify most of their work as good driving music. Tall Trees, however, is in a class of it's own, this one is on par with Auberge by Chris Rea - the ultimate driving song in my books. (even though it's not included here)

Put yourself behind the wheel and give this one a listen.

Tall Trees
by Matt Mays & El Torpedo

Young leaf from the seed that was sewn,
Two hundred years in the ground
Tall trees hangin' over the road
Feels like... they're starin' me down

It's in the way that they sway
It's the feeling I get
They just don't want me around
Tall trees hangin' over the road
Feels like... they're starin' me down

Who's gonna love you when I'm gone?
Said the leaves to the limb
I'll get over you in a while
And find... somebody new in the spring
When the sun melts snow
And the water runs down
To where the long river flows
Can I lay with you, Jesse
In the grass tonight
And watch him grow

Think of the way things might have been
Gimme a ride downtown
Tall trees hangin' over the road
Feels like... they're starin' me down
Tall trees hangin' over the road
Feels like... they're starin' me down
Tall trees hangin' over the road
Feels like... they're starin' me down
They're starin' me down
They're starin' me down

Here's the official video.

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