Well, as far as I'm concerned, they've already pretty much made their career. Anything they do after this is pretty much just for fun; so I don't really expect anything revolutionary. I'm just glad they're still making albums....hell, they could publish a polka album at this point and I'd probably listen to it~
Although I have to say, the lyrics....I like, and I don't like. I like on some of them, because I actually know what the hell the songs are about (I cannot say the same for half the songs on American Idiot)....but some others, I have no idea what it's supposed to mean. It's either too vague or apparently meaningless. It's better on 21CBD than it was on AI, but extremely vague lyrics always irritate me a bit. I don't mind symbolism or metaphor, but this non-sequitur poetry style of writing is what Fall Out Boy does that I don't like (not to say that Green Day is anywhere near as....argh....as Fall Out Boy).
I think "I crossed the river/fell into the sea" is something like, "I fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." It's like, you saw the river, and it looked huge and it was a lot of trouble to get across it, but you finally got past it....only to find out that the sea was on the other side, and it was much bigger. Not the most accurate metaphor (as, insofar as a river connects to a sea, it's usually the longways, not crossways --- the river leads into the sea, so you couldn't generally get to the river by crossing it), but I give them points just for getting the message across. It could be worse (something about "crashing not like hips or cars, no, more like....p-p-p-parties...." Ugh).
18. I don't even want to listen to this. I finished the album and this song just isn't doing it for me. "I crossed the river, fell into the sea." That doesn't even make sense. Unless by "river" he means "That part of the ocean between here and the sandbar, but only during low tide." What a way to end. It sounds like the other songs. Fast forward. I like the end with the piano and the guitars. This is the only song where I actually like the piano.
Last edited by Static_Martyr; 06-03-2009 at 08:22 PM.
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."