Like I've always liked them, but after seeing them at Austin City Limits this year, I think they've become one of my favorite bands of all time. So many songs that just I can’t stop listening to. I almost feel like I did myself a disservice by not really listening to much other than Bleed American before the concert.
But shit, holy shit, I love them like crazy.
And my new favorite song “23” are all songs they performed and I just…
I can’t even handle this holy god."
And I'm reposting here because I just can't deal with how much I love this band right now. Even though I got to see Muse, and .fun, and Queens of the Stone Age, and Portugal the Man at ACL, I really think Jimmy Eat World was my favorite performance and definitely left the biggest impact on me. And recently, out of nowhere, I started listening to them again and I just can't stop. It almost hurts just how much I enjoy listening to all of these songs. I've even started digging for alternate recordings, demos, live tracks, everything. Fuck.
Sorry, I just need to get this out of my system before I explode.
And to any of my watchers, if you haven't heard 23, you haven't lived yet. I'm listening to this song almost exclusively while writing "Commander and Leader" but I think it really, really resonates with both Map of the Problematique and Suteki da ne. It feels like, to me, a song about realizing you've been selfish, realizing you've hurt others, and finally seeing who it really is that matters to you, and what they mean to you. Finally waking up one day to see that, if you keep waiting for the perfect moment to do something, you'll never do it at all. And also just...realizing you will get better. You can get better.
"I won't always love these things I'll never have,"
"I won't always live in my regrets,"
"No one else will have me like you do,"
"No one else will have me, only you,"
You can listen to the song here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AlHjb…
I highly recommend it!