In Search of Clarity

Perhaps my favouritist (not a real word, I know) album in the whole entire world is Clarity by Jimmy Eat World.

The shortest song is under 3 minutes long, while the longest is over 16 minutes!

The album was released in February 1999 and didn’t have that much success at the time, although it did pick up critical acclaim as it aged.  In 2009, Kerrang magazine made Clarity the bands’ essential purchase describing it as:

Glorious is perhaps the best word to capture the essence of Clarity. Overflowing with flawless melodies backed up not only by magnificent musicianship but a ton of heart, this is the album that renders the label ’emo’ redundant. Every note and syllable resonates with the kind of heartfelt emotion we’d like to think is poured into everything we listen to.

It’s also quite pertinent at the moment, because what I’ve alluded to in a lot of posts recently is wanting clarity on an issue.  I’ve had explanations, I’ve had advice, I’ve had hypotheses and I’ve been told I should stop caring and let it go but, at the moment, I’m stuck because none of it makes any sense.  Even those people offering advice say it makes no sense.

I’m not saying that knowing the truth won’t suck hard, but it will at least help me work out what actually happened.

Sweep the dirty stairs, the ones I waited on.
This is just for me.
I felt it watching her.

And it happens too fast
To make sense of it, make it last.
It happens too fast
To make sense of it, make it last.

Where do you intend to go with your dirty dress?
Lead my skeptic sight to the table and the light.

It happened too fast
To make sense of it, make it last.
It happened too fast
To make sense of it, make it last.

Lead my skeptic sight

Not asking of me anything, saying nothing about what it means,
without anybody telling me how I should feel,
lead my skeptic sight.

Table For Glasses by Jimmy Eat World

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