January 16, 2009

Blind Pilot :: “Poor Boy”


This bittersweet song is weighing on my mind today, so it’s also on my speakers on repeat. It feels like laying in bed, at the tail end of a dream. Blind Pilot is from Portland, Oregon.

Poor Boy – Blind Pilot

poor boy, why don’t you try getting water?
poor boy, why don’t you try getting sleep?
I think if one of us is going to suffer
why shouldn’t it be me?

poor boy, your wife is in hard labor
the rhythm you know
is pulsing and drifting to the grave
when you come to
you’ll be asking yourself just one question
was I always this way?
was I always this way?

think back a year
when everything stood at the surface
a bandage you cut
’cause you don’t know what swims under me

hold tight
the bondage of this life is slipping
why shouldn’t it be me?
why shouldn’t it be me?

when I come back
you’ll be the brightest star
in the black
when there are days
that you want the call we’re all waiting for
think back

poor boy
life is in hard labor
go buy flowers you’ll leave on its grave
then with the goal of movement
now one this is different
you don’t want to change
I don’t want to change

Three Rounds and a Sound is out now.

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  • WOW! What a great song – well done on finding this gem.

    Tawriffic — January 16, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

  • it is a fantastic song and i take no credit. my much cooler friend at http://elvisenthusiastsunite.blogspot.com/ takes el cake.

    browneheather — January 16, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

  • Great album and should have been more talked about in ’08. We just booked them for a live session mid-March!

    Oz — January 16, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

  • I love this band. I walked into Starbucks today and they were the free download of the week. I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more about them in 2009. Thanks Heather!

    Jonathan — January 16, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  • I absolutely love this record. Highly recommend picking up a copy.

    Jeffrey Greenblatt — January 16, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  • You’ll be hearing a lot more of these guys down the road, but I’m surprised this album didn’t get more love. Anyway, whatever it is, singer Israel Nebeker has it. The ladies in Portland swoon when he smiles and hearts break when he sings. It helps that he writes damn good songs too.

    James — January 17, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

  • Ha! Yer welcome.

    Dainon — January 17, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

  • This album was one of my best discoveries of 2008. I’m really excited for their up coming tour this spring.

    Zach Gibson — January 18, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  • Nice find Heather, I really like this. Totally melancholy and dreamy… either waking up on a gray morning or having the last beer while you slowly pass out while talking to friends after a long night.

    Matt Walters — January 19, 2009 @ 8:57 am

  • “bandage your cuts ‘cus you don’t know what swims underneath”

    “you went with the goal of movement now one thing is certain you don’t want to change. I don’t want to change.”

    Nebeker told me this story about how he wrote this song in a dream, or rather it was the sound track to a dream in the dream, and he woke up and wrote it down.

    Mick — February 5, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

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