Song of the Day #4,804: ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’ – Fleet Foxes

This is the third Fleet Foxes song featured on the blog, all from their self-titled 2008 debut. The first song showed up during a theme week on critically acclaimed artists whose appeal I just don’t get.

The second song, like this one, was a Random Weekend selection. I allowed that it was better than I’d remembered and wondered if maybe I owed the band another chance.

That post ran almost exactly six years ago (missed the anniversary by a day) and I can confirm that I have not heard a single track from this album since then. Listening to this rather boring song today leaves me content with that decision.

[Intro]
Lie down with me my dear, lie down
Under stormy night, tell nobody

[Verse 1]
My brother, where do you intend to go tonight?
I heard that you missed your connecting flight
To the Blue Ridge Mountains, over near Tennessee

[Verse 2]
You’re ever welcome with me any time you like
Let’s drive to the countryside, leave behind some green-eyed look-a-likes
So no one gets worried, no
So no one gets worried, no

[Interlude]
But Sean, don’t get careless
I’m sure it’ll be fine
I love you, I love you
Oh, brother of mine

[Chorus]
In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest
And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And a yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

[Post-Chorus]
Terrible am I, child?
Even if you don’t mind

[Chorus]
In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest
And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And a yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

[Post-Chorus]
Terrible am I, child?
Even if you don’t mind, no

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,804: ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’ – Fleet Foxes

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    They have a pleasant, even if not compelling, sound.

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