Song of the Day #1,286: ‘Moves’ – The New Pornographers

This video should be better than it is. The idea — to parody a movie trailer for a biopic about a rock star — is ripe with possibilities (Walk Hard did some fun things with this idea at feature length).

And the assembled cast, including Paul Rudd, Bill Hader and half the correspondent team from The Daily Show, is certainly up to the task.

But the final result falls flat. Too few jokes, too little momentum, not enough focus on the task at hand. Or am I being too harsh?

As for the band, I don’t know The New Pornographers’ music at all. I know them only as the group Neko Case was in before she went solo (and apparently the group she’s still in, though she doesn’t tour with them).

I believe
You’ve had some-
thing that’s mine
All this time
So to sing along, cry
Fork it over

I live among
The alarms
Where I trip
Where they sing
So to sing along, cry
Hey, come over

Uh Uh – Uh Uh – Uh Oh-

Up the hill
Goes the type-
writered beat
Of my step
So to sing along, cry
Undiscover

And all the years
At quarter speed
Haloed and
Trembling clean
So to sing along, cry
Turning over

Uh Uh – Uh Uh – Uh Oh-

Slo-o-o-ow do-o-o-own la-a-a-a-die-e-e-es
Slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow do-o-o-o-o-o-o-own

These things get louder
These things get louder

The lava alarms
And your true
Villain love
Are kept at bay
So to sing along, cry
Like you wrote it

Will the beams
Be broke and crossed
Motion sensed
It’s all heat
So to sing along, cry
It’s not over

Uh Uh – Uh Uh – Uh Oh-

Slo-o-o-ow do-o-o-own la-a-a-a-die-e-e-es
Slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow do-o-o-o-o-o-o-own

These things get louder
These things get louder

So to sing along, cry
So to sing along, cry

You with all your moves
You with all your moves
You with all your moves
You with all your moves

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,286: ‘Moves’ – The New Pornographers

  1. Dana says:

    I see what you mean about the video falling a bit flat. Perhaps it’s just hard to make something like this funny without dialogue.

    The song, though, has a pretty cool sound.

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