Sunday Song: Afarid of Everyone – The National

If anyone knows the music supervisor for the show, Gossip Girl, give them a pat on the back for me (as I am sure they are very concerned about MY approval). It seems every time I watch an episode at least one song catches my attention. I am thankful for their web page specifically devoted to music from the show, it takes a lot of the work out of tracking down the songs.

This is one of my recent favorites.

The song has an foreboding tone from the first guitar strums and snyth sounds. And the song builds to full blown fear. However, the fear almost seems to come from within the singer rather than an outside source.

The song climbs in an interesting way that I have not noticed before, because it seems to add instruments as it picks up speed and intensity.By the end it has many sounds and instruments almost causing a feeling of chaos while still sounding good.

The lyrics are interesting too.They seem to lend themselves to the feeling of fear without focus.

Not to hurt anybody I like
But I don’t have the drugs to sort
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out

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