This song made me want to stop and write about real things. I realized you could have conversational lyrics and a good melody.
Robert Pollard is talking about self-discovery as a grown-up. The low-fi sound inspired me to try something similar.
I remember laying on my back with my friend, stoned, and listening to this. We could visualize the sounds coming at us on a conveyor belt. It’s superatmospheric.
I love a good, sad, rainy-day song, but this one takes the cake. The line “a little rain never hurt no one” sounds innocuous but is deeply meaningful.
The lyrics remind me of the Northwest. I think it’s about a woman there he never met. I love the way Black Francis’ voice mixes with Kim Deal’s.