Wednesday, February 24, 2010

golden age



<a href="http://beatradio.bandcamp.com/track/golden-age">golden age by beat radio</a>

This is a song about getting your hopes up, and allowing yourself to dream of bigger things. My wife Liz called me out on something recently - I always play down my ambition, either with self-deprecating humor, or just a calculated lack of imagination. I make plans and get excited about things, but only to a certain point. If I don't get my hopes up, I don't allow myself the chance to fail. Under the guise of being realistic, I shelter myself from the possibility of dissappointment. I know this sounds new age-y, but fuck it. The truth is I want big things for Beat Radio. Beat Radio is about ambition. This song is about laying it all on the line, and expecting everything in return. It's about believing in your dreams.

here are the lyrics:
I'm getting ready for the golden age
All my trouble's gonna fade away
And I can remember when I felt so small
Next thing I know I'm ten feet tall

Sunday morning, there's a fever in the street
I'm going back to the places where we used to meet
Its been a long long time but I feeling the pull
my head is open, my heart is full

I feel a little bit nervous but I'm not afraid
I wanna make good on the plans we made
I love you now like I loved you then
And I'll never make those same mistakes again.

I'm letting go of all the things that I can't control
Got may headphones on, playing "silver soul"
All my dreams are real
All my debts are paid
I'm getting ready for the golden age


I'm getting ready for the golden age
All my troubles gonna fade away
And I can remember when I felt so small
Next thing I know I'm ten feet tall
Now I don't feel anything at all

3 comments:

austin said...

Awesome guys. Keep it up.

Ali said...

Brian, not even going to lie, you're my hero.

I think you're a lyrical genius, and I totally agree that Beat Radio is ambition: it's easily my favorite indie band. :)

Just in case you needed any more pep talk.

brian said...

ok, you totally just made my weekend!! thanks so much for the support.