Josh Ritter


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04-14-2006, 04:04 PM
I've liked Hello Starling for a while, and Ritter's latest "The Animal Years" has reignited my appreciation for him. You can stream the whole album through his website, I think ( track is great. I especially love Girl in the War and Thin Blue Flame.

04-14-2006, 04:13 PM
Yeh I have hello starling. Didn't find it great, but not too shoddy either.

There was this one song, not on the album, which had the best lyrics ever, something about a non stick frying pan.

I'll find them and post.

edit:it's a hidden track.

well theres one thing mama
I think you should know
it is not love
that makes the flowers grow
but a complex electron transfer process known as photosynthesis
when chlorofyll reacts to the light of day
but since you're gone
the light has gone away

well theres one more thing mama
I think you will find
it is not love
that makes the stars shine
but the spontaneous combuston of super heated super condensed gasses
in a process known as fusion
that creates new elements when the time is right
but since you're gone
the stars dont shine so bright

well theres another thing mama
I think I should confide
it is not love
that'll turn the tide
but the net difference in the gravitational pull
between the earth and the moon
as it is acted out upon the waves
but since youre gone
I feel washed away

I could've been a mathmatician
studied rockets for a livin
would've worked out better in the end
but to get more specific
I'd break every law of physics
to bring you back to me again

well theres one more thing
I'll tell you if I can
it is not love
that makes a non-stick frying pan
but a top secret trademark conglomerated
most likely carcinogenic polyeurothane compound
spreading of microthin substance over a negatively charged layer
of aluminum, copper, iron, lead, vhs, fyi, apple pie, FBI,
and some other elements too
but since youre gone
I wish I'd stuck to you.

Anyone got it?I want it.

04-15-2006, 12:15 PM
^ Those are fantastic lyrics.

04-15-2006, 12:25 PM
yeh i want it

08-17-2009, 06:13 PM
I realize that this is a huge necropost, but these lyrics need much more appreciation. These are the kinds of lyrics that make me yearn for more.

It's called Since Your Gone and is apparently off his debut self-titled album. I've never heard of this guy before today, but I can say that I will be paying attention to him from now on!