"I’m a modern girl, but I fold in half so easily" "You say I choose sadness, that it never once has chosen me" top two faves 4 life.
those are both 100% in my top 5. the i choose sadness lyric like… i cant think about it too much or i get legit like, upset. it hits me so hard. JENNY LEWIS UNDERSTANDS.
(the rest of my top 5 are “we’ve been waiting all year for someone to just say, everyone fucks up its gonna be okay” , “i’m sorry i’m hard to live with, living is the problem for me” , and THIS ENTIRE VERSE OF MORE ADVENTUROUS “i’ve felt the wind on my cheek coming down from the east, and thought about how we are all as numerous as leaves on trees, and maybe ours is the cause of all mankind, get loved, make more, try to stay alive”)
Maybe controversial opinion but the upbeat part at the end of The Good That Won’t Come Out totally breaks the mood for me. That said the build up and delivery of that line is amaaaazing. maybe you’re right… ugh so good.
More adventurous is a piece of perfection. “And if my brain quits well i guess then that’s just it and if my hands stop working you can call me lazy and If I get pregnant I guess I’ll just have the baby” The sad resignation in these lines is heart wrenching. That verse you mentioned is like this beautiful soft moment in the song and you can really feel her putting her heart out there. Absolutely entrancing. I love love love Jenny.
I think “I’m your silver lining, but now I’m gold” deserves an honorable mention. Super catchy and lots of feels, just doesn’t have that little something the older albums did.