Monday, February 23, 2009

Shorties: After the Operation

Eels: After the Operation


After the operation
I didn't have a care
I'd spend whole afternoons
Just layin' there
While I stared
At things in the room
That made me think

I love the way Mark Everett's hushed bedroom performance and vague lyrics evoke the dreamlike haze of post-operation lethargy. And how the song fades into first lyrical and then sonic nothingness just before the two minute mark, aptly reflecting the timelessness of a long recovery.

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