Song of the Day #1,799: ‘Careful’ – Guster

guster_keep_it_togetherI started this non-theme week with a Ben Folds Five song and I’m finishing it with a tune by Guster. As it turns out, I’ll be seeing both of these bands in concert (along with the Barenaked Ladies) next month. So maybe this turned into half of an unofficial theme week after all.

I’m excited by idea of seeing Guster in concert. I don’t think their drummer plays exclusively with his hands anymore, but even absent that quirk, they have always struck me as a the sort of group that would dial things up creatively in a live performance.

I have three Guster albums and the middle one (Keep It Together) is the best of them. It’s a little more polished and confident than Lost & Gone Forever, their major-label debut, and the songs are better than those on 2006’s Ganging Up on the Sun.

I never bought 2010’s Easy Wonderful, though I suppose I should give it a listen before the show.

I sure hope they play ‘Careful,’ today’s SOTD.

And you walked out when I asked you to stay
As usual you will get your way
You closed the door and stumbled down to the street
Where you wring your hands
And you drag your feet
There where the words can’t find you
To crawl inside you

I’m ringing all the warning bells
Careful or you’ll hurt yourself
Others lie, lie, lie, they adore you
I’ll be the one to tell you
Careful or you’ll hurt yourself
Gonna try, try, try till the morning comes

But you can’t hide standing under these stars
They know everything, they know where you are
You’re in your head, you’re all turned around with it
And they’re shining down their light to bring you back again
Back where I can find you
To crawl inside you

I’m ringing all the warning bells
Careful or you’ll hurt yourself
Others lie, lie, lie, they adore you
I’ll be the one to tell you
Careful or you’ll hurt yourself
Gonna try, try, try till the morning

All you want to see is make believe
It’s nothing but way down underneath

I’m ringing all the warning bells
Careful you don’t hurt yourself
Others lie, lie, lie, they adore you
I’ll be the one to tell you
Careful or you’ll hurt yourself
Gonna try, try, try till the morning

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,799: ‘Careful’ – Guster

  1. Dana says:

    So this is a bit embarrassing, but, until reading your post, I was under the misimpression that Guster was a solo artist. Regardless, I really like what I have heard of “them” and I too look forward to seeing “them” in concert.

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