I went and saw The Naked and Famous Wednesday at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. In doing so, I got to scratch one of the things I wanted to do off the bucket list. From All Of This opening the set to Girls Like You closing and Young Blood capping the encore, it was an awesome concert and experience.
Even though I’ve never watched The Wire (something I hope to rectify soon), one of my favorite quotes comes from the show: “A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.”
That quote captures my greatest fear and distills it into a pretty profound insight. I like to be in control, to have control, not leave anything to chance. I want everything planned, every action calculated, every word thought about before being said, every imperfection corrected…and yet I fear that I am missing out. I don’t want to flippantly excuse my actions as yolo but worrying about things, waiting on moments, being so far away from everything and everyone you’ve ever known can weigh on you sometimes. Is everything going to be alright?
If there is one song that captures being a young twentysomething, the inherency of this fear, and trying to overcome it, it’s Young Blood for me. It’s been that way since I heard it back in 2010. There are so many lines in the lyrics that just capture the spirit of this age. I titled the post after one of those lines, “The mood, it changes like the wind, hard to control when it begins” because it sums me up. On another day, it could have just as easily been any number of other lines from Young Blood or another song from Passive Me, Aggressive You.
And I want to apologize to the girl sort of in front of me that I screamed “Don’t you know people write songs about girls like you?!” It wasn’t anything personal, I just really like that song and tend to scream it every time I hear it. It’s just one of those songs I obsess over and I’ll include it here.