VICE VERSES

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Music
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So today I’ve decided to write about an album that I enjoyed listening to recently. It’s Vice Verses by Switchfoot. It is not a very new album – it was released in September 2011. I totally love this album. When I usually listen to a music album, I like a couple of songs or so but with this one I like a lot of the songs. The album is well defined and I think each song flows into the next one. It’s like the theme of the album which to me seems like “the deeper questions of life or our purpose of existence” sticks out in each song. I’m just going to give a short intro to three songs I like the most in the album.

The first song “Afterlife” is a neat start to the album. The song asks if we are letting too much for the afterlife and aren’t doing enough now. I think the line below sums up the whole theme of the song. I really love the opening riff to this song.

“Why would I wait till I die to come alive?”

The third song “The War inside” is the next song I like. The verse kind of has a monotonous tone to it but it also feels like it’s building up into something big and the chorus definitely delivers what it should. The idea that most of our fights are inside of us – the questions, the fears, the doubts and things that shape our views, our perspectives and our actions are hidden deep inside us is brought out brilliantly by this song.

“This skin and bones is rental,
And no one makes it out alive”

“Where I belong” is definitely my favourite song of the album. It has a quiet and peaceful sound to it. The way the songs starts with “Oh oh oh oh” and how that runs throughout the song is just awesome. It talks about our hope in an eternal life and how our life on earth is just temporary.

“I still believe we can live forever;
You and I we begin forever now”

The album ends with the lines above being repeated a few times. And it’s cool that the same lyrics actually are in the first song as well. I really like how the end is connected to the start.

Honestly I’m more of a country music lyrics fan usually, where the lyrics are simple and I don’t really have to guess what they’re saying because it’s plain and simple. But I like the lyrics (and music) of this album, it’s not very complicated but it’s not simple either. You can definitely interpret each song in more than one way. I also like Switchfoot’s views and questions on Faith.“I can’t just shut it up and fake that I’m alright”

Some of the other songs I like in the album are “The Original, Restless and Dark horses. If you’ve not listened to this album before, you definitely have to listen to it.

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Comments
  1. Yeah I love their lyrics. Simple words but deep. Nice one Divine.

  2. Divine says:

    Thanks man.. Their lyrics are awesome!!

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