Song of the Day #1,743: ‘Harper Lee’ – Little Green Cars

litte_green_carsAny band that name drops ‘Harper Lee’ in a single has to earn some points right off the bat.

Little Green Cars, an Irish quintet who just released their first full-length album, enjoy the added benefit of comparisons to R.E.M. and Fleetwood Mac, among others.

Folk pop is a favorite genre of mine (and was well before its renaissance courtesy of Mumford and Sons) so Little Green Cars could well be a significant find.

‘Harper Lee’ is a pretty good start. The chorus is breezy and catchy despite dark lyrics about guns and glass on the floor and the overall sound is right up my alley.

Definitely not love at first sight (or listen), but I’d say they’ve earned another song.

Like a crash I wait for the impact
And like a train I wait for the smoke
Like a storm I wait for the silence
And like a bluff I wait till you fold

Oooh there’s a gun in the attic let me go grab it
Oooh I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oooh yeah there’s glass on the floor there’s a hole in the roof
Oooh yeah the chandelier fell now the rains falling through

Like a dog I wait for my owner
And Harper Lee I’ll kill me a bird
And I sit back and I just watch it happen
And just like you I won’t say a word

Oooh there’s a gun in the attic, let me go grab it
Oooh I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oooh yeah there’s glass on the floor, there’s a hole in the roof
Oooh yeah the chandelier fell, now the rain’s falling through

Oooh I put mice in the kitchen to see if you’d kill them
Oooh oh no you let them live now there’s twelve thousand kids
Oooh yeah you let them breed now I’ve got mouths to feed
Oooh yeah you let them stay now they have taken my place
Oooh yeah you left them alone now they’re eating our home

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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,743: ‘Harper Lee’ – Little Green Cars

  1. Dana says:

    Yes, this may be a good find. Really like their sound.

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