Song of the Day #2,703: ‘(That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace’ – Low

low_trustWrapping up my look back at 2002 is a song from Low’s sixth studio album, Trust. Low is a Minnesota-based trio that performs a genre sometimes called slowcore or sadcore.

Think crawling tempos, lots of reverb, depressing lyrics. You know, for kids.

Allow me to pause to acknowledge my parents’ 50th anniversary, which they’re celebrating today. I hoped to find an appropriate song with which to acknowledge the milestone, but I wound up with a 8-minute dirge about heroin addiction. Sorry, mom and dad!

As a fan of the melancholy, I like this band a lot better than the parade of garage rock bands that dominated 2002. But I don’t like them enough to investigate them any further. Looks like my own 2002 top ten is just about all I need from that year.

Coming soon is my countdown of the best songs of 2015. I might not get it in by next week because I still have a couple of albums I’m catching up with, so look for it the week after that for sure.

i knew this girl when i was young
she took her spikes from everyone
one night she swallowed up the lake
that’s how you sing amazing grace
amazing grace
amazing grace

it sounds like razors in my ears
that bell’s been ringing now for years
someday i’ll give it all away
that’s how you sing amazing grace
oh, can you hear that sweet sweet sound
yeah, i was lost but now i’m found
sometimes there’s nothing left to save
that’s how you sing amazing grace
amazing grace

that’s how you sing amazing grace

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,703: ‘(That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace’ – Low

  1. Dana says:

    Gee, an 8 minute dirge. Just what I was in the mood for.😄

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