Ireland, Culture, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Built to Spill

While working on a presentation for my History, Politics, and Social Anthropology of Modern Ireland module, and I heard a song that caught my attention. The song is The Weather by Built To Spill. There is something about Built To Spill that I find to awaken some cosmic force or energy inside me. It is difficult to describe in words, but something about their distinct sound and lyrics interweaving human existance and celestial metaphors which clicks with something inside me, like asphalt and traditional Dutch Wooden Clogs that no one wears anymore except cultureless American Financial Executives on family vacations.

The Weather by Built To Spill

The Weather by Built To Spill

Do you want him to be outside, in the cool night, where the stars gravitate toward you.
Do you want him to be outside, in the cool night, where the fog wraps itself around you.
Do you want him to be outside, in the sunshine, where the clouds take their places for you.

And the wind and snow, and the rain that blows; none of those would matter much
without you.
As long as it’s talking with you, talk of the weather will do.

Do you want him to be outside, in the cool night where the stars gravitate
toward you.
Do you want him to be outside, in the sunshine where the song keeps itself
inside you.

And the wind and snow, and the rain that blows; none of those would matter much
without you.

Nobody’s hoping for better days;
Noone knows what to do.
You’re okay in your secret place,
Noone bothering you.

It might save time if I meet you there,
but I don’t care, I’d rather wait for you .

When noone’s home and the weather’s fine,
I’d rather wait for you

When noone’s home and the weather’s fine,
I’d rather wait for you.

14 Replies to “Ireland, Culture, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Built to Spill”

  1. Yes! Sorry to take so long to approve your comment! I greatly appreciate it! If you dug this song, check out Built To Spill’s new record “There Is No Enemy”.

  2. Thanks for the comment! Things have been hectic, and I have not been made much time for myself to properly slack. Expect more interesting posts SOON! Thanks for being here and reading!

  3. That is OK! Everyone is entitled to their own opinions here, there, and everywhere as far as I am concerned. Thank you for posting your opposing position.

  4. You Rock! I took it upon myself to heed your advice, and uploaded a plug-in that should make the site easier to read via iPhone or other Smartphones. Thanks for reading! Thanks for your suggestions. Sorry to take so long to get back and APPROVE! Your suggestions are now and always welcome! Thanks for being here!

  5. We are ALIVE…although my posts have been altogether infrequent over the past year or so. Shit happens. Trying to make a comeback. Your feedback, and support (as a reader) will make that happen! Thank you for stopping by, and making me all smiley inside!

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