I'm Swayin in the Air


Neutral Milk Hotelの1998年に出てたアルバムが良過ぎて泣きそう


何が「自分USインディ好きなんすよ」だ。何が「そっすね~自分オブモントリトールやアップルズインステレオあたりのエレファント6関連は押さえてますね」だ。おれ Neutral Milk Hotel のこと、ホステスヘッドライナー(だよね?)にクレジットされるまで名前すら聞いたことなかったよ!ほんと恥ずかしい。youtubeで聴いたらカッコ良すぎたんですわ。んで音源買って聴いたらあまりにも良過ぎてビビった次第です。





って言い切りやがった。お前さっきまで寝てたろ何言ってんだという時の驚きくらいNeutral Hotel Milkの音源が良過ぎたのである。ごめんまったく関係ない話してる。とにかくこんな素晴らしいローファイでフォーキーなアルバムが1998年に出てたとか知りませんでした。

一番好きな曲はやっぱり「Holland, 1945」


The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone
Now she's a little boy in Spain
Playing pianos filled with flames
On empty rings around the sun
All sing to say my dream has come

But now we must pack up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

And now we ride the circus wheel
With your dark brother wrapped in white
Says it was good to be alive
But now he rides a comet's flame
And won't be coming back again
The Earth looks better from a star
That's right above from where you are
He didn't mean to make you cry
With sparks that ring and bullets fly
On empty rings around your heart
The world just screams and falls apart

But now we must pack up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves
At least enough to carry on

And here's where your mother sleeps
And here is the room where your brothers were born
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes


In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel
Merge Records