I like having this band on the list because I don’t think many people have heard of them. The Icarus Account is made up of twin brothers who don’t look super similar, but you can tell they’re brothers, that or gay lovers who clearly fantasized of sleeping with themselves as kids. Their names are Ty and Trey, which I don’t like at all. When I am King of Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah and parts of Arizona and Colorado I’m making it a sin to give your kids names starting with the same letter, and double sinful if they’re twins and triple sinful for triplets and so forth. It’s too cheesy. When I am king Inanity with run rampant no more.
So In Love wasn’t my original pick for this spot. I had the song Farewell For Now by the same band here but I couldn’t find a good quality video on youtube of it and since I was struggling between that song, the one I chose and the song Only One it wasn’t that big of a deal – later on the list there will also be a song that so far I haven’t found on youtube and because it’s a top 25 song on my list I will upload it myself, but since this is number 98 I’m not going to burn any calories, and I don’t mean that in a figurative way, I have a rule that whenever I upload a video on youtube I have to work out for an hour, crazy rule, but until I can get the signatures required to get it overturned I have to live with it.
I think I like listening to the songs So In Love and Only One better than Farewell For Now, but Farewell For Now means more to me (which is also the name of another good The Icarus Account song), and I know this because it’s one of the songs I can’t listen to at certain points because it makes me think about something I sometimes don’t want to be thinking about. Pretty much any song that can do that means something to me and quite a few of those will be on the list.
“And it’s clear that distance is our enemy for now, but if it’s meant to be then it will be somehow.” Those are lyrics from Farewell For Now that hit me especially hard. Those of you that know me know that I’m in love with a girl who doesn’t live close to me. She’s not that far, only a couple states away, but when you don’t have a car or much money distance can be a skinny bitch – I went with skinny because the usual ‘big bitch’ might put the image of a fat chick in people’s minds and skinny girls are bitches too…and now I realize that by assuming that I’m implying that bitch is connected with girls which I would say is sexist if it weren’t true.
Quick kind of tangent. I don’t recommend long distance relationships unless it’s a long term relationship that has already been established beforehand and it will only be for a short amount of time, or if the chick is super awesome and amazing and hot and even though you lie in bed at night with heart pains because you can’t hold her it’s still worth it because you believe, even if it’s stupidity, that one day you’ll be together and it will be magical. As you all know I’m retarded – I can say retarded and still be politically correct because I’m almost sure I must be mentally challenged. Of the top five girls I’ve liked most in my life only one of them has lived in the same state as me (not same city), and I’ve met all of them a combined one time. But here’s how I feel. What are the chances the girl I would get along with best and fall in love with most would live near me? I don’t live in a small town, but I strongly doubt that the person I would want to be with most is among the million people who live in the tri-city area. I’m sure there’s plenty of people I could love here, but could love isn’t the same as falling madly in love with. I’m just not the type of person who can settle (that attitude will change when you’re 50, alone and still a virgin) most assuredly. So even though I’m against long distance relationships it makes complete sense to me that a person would more likely be ‘meant’ for a person not living near them then the relative few in that person’s area.
“So I guess this is farewell for now. I’ll find you in the end somehow.” Again from Farewell For Now, and again eerily reminiscence of the situation I have been put in with this girl I am distanced from. It’s agreed upon that we can’t be together now (more so on her part), but we feel, or at least I feel, or at least I used to be more sure, that in the end we’d end up together. So I guess it’s not surprising that I skip this song sometimes when it pops up in the shuffle because it brings up sad thoughts. On the other hand both So In Love and Only One make me happy when I listen to them.
Both songs have simple if not cheesy lyrics. “I love the way that you say my name. I love the way that you hold my hand. Like we’re so in love. Cause we’re so in love. Yeah we’re so in love” (So In Love). Very simple, but I don’t mind. Sometimes simple is enough. I don’t know about the holding hands part because I’ve never really experienced that, but there’s something about hearing someone I like saying my name that puts a smile on my face. I’ve heard before that people like it when you say their name for whatever reason. Apparently it’s a good strategy to use when trying to pick up chicks, and also you’ve might have noticed that politicians say the names of people they’re addressing a lot. Like if someone in the audience named Corey asks a question you’ll hear the politician respond to Corey directly by name no fewer than five times. And anything politicians do must be trickery.
The Icarus Account is an up and coming band for me with usually simple but emotional lyrics and nice guitar work. If I was doing this list a year from now I think the three songs I’ve mentioned today would make the list and then two others might squeeze their way in. In the six months since I’ve discovered the band (yes, discovered, just like Columbus discovered America even though thousands and thousands of people had already been living there before) I’ve already listened to them 535 times (information provided by lastfm.com) and that’s not counting the 30 times I’ve listened to them while writing this and talking to Eva. I expect big things from them in the future. Well big to me, but not to the general public. I predict in the next ten years less people will have listened to this band then girls have had Justin Bieber snort cocaine off their tits – if I threw in him snorting cocaine off dicks it wouldn’t be close.