Of Breaths, Like You
Carter - Untitled 2005
Iron & Wine - Carried Home (mp3): This song, too, is obsessed with its ending. It knows it is merely a collection of vulnerable bleeps, like you of your cells and hair follicles. It has become self-conscious of its construction into phrases, like you of your connective tissue and subsequent trips to the 24-hour Walgreens for energy drinks. It begins to recognize the repetitive loops of its themes and deliberately sets them against each other, like you scream to test the silence when you're alone. It starts to end before its halfway through, and makes a life of enjoying the process.