Song of the Day #191 – Strand of Oaks

Check out this absolutely stellar black and white video of Strand of Oaks performing Bonfire, from the excellent 2010 release Pope Killdragon. It’s a beautiful, melodic and dark acoustic song, which is right up my alley. This is courtesy of hearya.com, who do a phenomenal job with their live music videos and audio recordings.

Thanks to Lauren Bricker for capturing these intriguing lyrics:

My wife sits with me
scorched earth drying sheets
little bit of land. not much heat
the sun’s been down for weeks

keep me warm, keep me clean.
keep me warm, keep me clean.
’cause it’s just you and me
it’s just you and me
it’s just you and me

Bonfires burn,
in the hills they glow with light
and children won’t care
if their mother’s sleep tonight.
we’re all alone here.
we’re all that’s left here.
so let’s stay here, and be calm
we’re all alone here.
we’re all that’s left here.
so let’s stay here and be be calm

And put down the phone
it hasn’t worked for years.
and I’ll get the water
and we’ll plant a garden
we’re all alone here
we’re all that’s left here
so let’s stay here, and be calm
we’re all alone here.
we’re all that’s left here.
so let’s stay here and be be calm

’cause it’s just you and me
it’s just you and me
it’s just you and me

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