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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 04:58 pm
These two dorks are Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz and they're fucking awesome.



So these two guys are the bassists in their bands (Blink-182 & Fall Out Boy respectively), amongst other things. And they decided to make some pretty music together for the Almost Alice not!soundtrack.

Listen to "In Transit" on Grooveshark.

Or here:





Looking at the lyrics I'm going to guess these were mostly written by Pete. Which is awesome, because I love the way he has with words. And these words are a great example of that. You can feel the pain and longing in the words.


Lyrics

The world is filled with
The minds of people who try to discuss
A light will shine through
When no one can save you

And you feel
The eyes of people who try to decide
You'll find yourself lost
Inside of the chaos

Chorus:

The truth is never far away
You always give yourself a way[I can't even smile]
Through open eye,it's slide of him
Won't you reveal to me?
Reveal to me...

The world is filled with
The lives of people who try to define
The lines that find you
Can anyone save you?

Go down the hall
Drink from the bottle
And never go home
No one's to blame
We're always the same[We're always the same]


The truth is never far away
You always give yourself a way[I can't even smile]
Through open eyes a slide of him
Won't you reveal to me?


The truth is never far away
You only have yourself to blame[it's taking all your time]
Through open eyes
A slide of him
Won't you reveal to me?
Reveal to me

The truth is never far away
You always give yourself a way[I can't even smile]
Through open eyes
A slide of him
Won't you reveal to me?

Reveal to me

Reveal to me...


And match that up with the hauntingly beautiful music and the way Mark sings the song? Absolute perfection. It has just the proper feel for a song about Alice, but at the same time able to stand independent of that. Which I think is important.

I admit that I didn't out and out love it at the very first listen. But, on the second listen, once I sat still and really paid attention it just grabbed me by the gut. Gave me that awful/wonderful feeling of need/want and loneliness. It has this feeling of contraction/expansion, pulling in close and then flying outward across the distance. And for all that the loneliness and want permeate the song, there's something to it that doesn't feel like all hope is lost.


Mark and Pete have mentioned that they may be doing other things with each other musically in the future. I sincerely hope they do, because they really seem to mesh well.

Links:
Mark: blog, twitter
Pete: blog, twitter
AmazonMP3: In Transit
iTunes: In Transit (as is often the case, iTunes is more costly than Amazon)

PS: If you feel inclined to look at the rest of the Almost Alice not!soundtrack, I can very enthusiastically recommend Welcome to Mystery by The Plain White T's and The Lobster Quadrille by Franz Ferdinand

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