I can’t believe how long it’s been since Rilo Kiley’s album The Execution of All Things sunk its teeth into my headphones and didn’t leave for a few long months when life was in limbo.
The track “A Better Son/Daughter” seems to be a life anthem – even if not by choice. I haven’t had a song describe some of the internal struggles with loneliness or bouts of severe grump that I go through more perfectly than I think this one does.
“And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really fucking on. And your friends they sing along and they love you. But the lows are so extreme, that the good seems fucking cheap and it teases you for weeks in its absence But you’ll fight and you’ll make it through. You’ll fake it if you have to and you’ll show up for work with a smile.”
April 2nd, the band who broke my heart a bit when they decided to call it quits is putting out an album of unreleased tracks entitled, RKives. Time to rekindle my love of their old tunes.