Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's that you say? I say "incredible"...

I'd love to see a discussion in the comments about what this song means. I don't know for sure, but it seems like the song and the video were conceived of as a single project. I heard the song for the first time when I watched the video for the first time, and the two are inextricably linked in my head.

This is currently my favorite music video. Truly a work of art.

"I Say Fever" is the second track off of Ramona Fall's 2009 album, Intuit. The whole album is worth checking out, especially "Russia" and "The Darkest Day."

Before she met me she took herself to wait five years
After I met her, her teacher said "Best wait five years."
I ask my neighbors, they said it's wise to wait five years.

I say "Fever."

I told a friend how I'm feeling and this made her sad
'Cause she fears that no man will ever desire her so bad.
How dare I feel this and do naught but sit on my hands.

I say "Fever."

Hold my heart like a hot potato,
push the clock for an hour later.
This is just code to decipher;
found my ploughman, chased the piper.

That ended up.
That's all now.
These are the ones who talk.
Never a lick--needs her to kiss him.

The first five years go by and we are no longer here.
I blame myself for not taking steps to draw her near.
I try to decide what to do now based on love not fear.

I say "Fever."

(Four years.)


HT: Laura Howd


1 comment:

  1. It's worth establishing the basic story of the video (which on the surface is the opposite of the basic story of the lyrics).

    The two women roll in to town in the same carriage they left it. The old teacher-woman is also the figure with the boar's head who meets shotgun man in the forest. The two women are collecting heads in their macabre carriage, and they're bribing hapless mercenaries to help them.