This song makes me think. About everything and nothing at the same time. I had listened to it prior to hearing it live on Mod Sun’s tour in Pittsburgh but Forget Brennan’s performance kept me listening long after.
Are we desensitized by everything from our phones to our TVs to this digital world we live in?
“My iPhone says what my TV says, and the texts I sent are all left on read.”
At points in the song, I find the somber guitar sound of it all linking me to skepticism, perhaps cynicism, about the future of this world. Yet, at points in the song I feel a sense of individuality and optimism with who I can be, who we can all be as humans.
“The joke is you, the joke is us, the joke is everybody anywhere.”
“The box is you. The box is them. The box is everybody anywhere.”
If I take this song literally as in “no one goes to funeral anymore” then maybe foolishly I find happiness in the hope that it means we have become a generation participating in celebrations of life. Or maybe it means that we are unphased by all the loss and tragedy the world is constantly throwing in our face on every screen every day.
In my life, I want to hold conversations with people that are thought provoking, meaningful, and deep. The same goes for the music I listen to.
Maybe Forget Brennan had specific meaning and intention for this song…maybe not.
That’s the beauty in it.