Song of the Day #2,702: ‘Highly Evolved’ – The Vines

vines_highly_evolvedAustralian band The Vines released their debut album, Highly Evolved, in 2002 to critical acclaim. They were hailed as one of the best new rock bands to emerge during the period where The Strokes and The White Stripes were also earning raves.

I never really got on board with that slate of garage band revivals. I dabbled in The White Stripes several years later when Jack White took their music in more interesting directions.

I’m reminded of a point frequent commenter Dana made the other day about hard rock/heavy metal. He said his appreciation for the genre is pretty much cemented in his teenage years with bands such as Led Zeppelin and Van Halen.

I feel the same way about straight-up rock bands. Give me The Rolling Stones or The Who any day, but these new-millennium rockers bore me.

I’m feeling happy so highly evolved
My time’s a riddle that will never be solved
Dreamin’ for somethin’ reachin’ for somethin’
Just waitin’ for the sun to carry me in

If you feel low
You can buy love
From a payphone
I don’t feel low

My brother Bill he work for the market
Life is an arrow and now he’s the target
Dreamin’ for somethin’ reachin’ for somethin’
Just waitin’ for the sun to carry me in

If you feel low
You can buy blow
From a payphone
I don’t feel low

Highly evolved

I don’t feel low

Highly evolved

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,702: ‘Highly Evolved’ – The Vines

  1. Dana says:

    this sounds a bit like Joe Jackson and The Clash, the latter of which I can take only in small doses.

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