Eels

Monday 01 June, 2015 at 8:06 am

Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) is a rare songwriter who mixes incredibly personal lyrics with simple, painstakingly beautiful melodies. Though his band, the Eels are relatively well known, it’s surprising that so many people never heard of them. Check out these songs and you’ll fall in love too:

Lockdown Hurricane

Music Video

Lyrics

That wind a-blowin’
It’s getting strong
The rain a’fallin’
Been falling too long

The pressure in the clouds has changed
Death rattles our window panes
Honey, we’re in a lockdown hurricane

They tried to warn us
I didn’t care
Said don’t be stupid
Get out of there

And now I know it’s much too late
Who will discover the remains?
Honey we’re in a lockdown hurricane

Don’t you see it?
We’re goddamn fools
We always had to break the rules

That wind a-blowin’
It’s getting strong
The rain a’fallin’
Been falling too long

The pressure in the house has changed
Death rattles our window panes
Honey, we’re in a lockdown hurricane

Elizabeth On The Bathroom Floor

Music Video

Climbing To The Moon

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Lyrics

So I wrote it all in a letter
But I don’t know if it came
The nurse she likes my writing
So she keeps it just like me
So that it won’t go away

I won’t be denied this time
‘Fore I go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And I’m climbing up to the moon

Got a sky that looks like heaven
Got an earth that looks like shit
And it’s getting hard to tell where
What I am ends
And what they’re making me begins

And I won’t be denied this time
‘Fore I go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And I’m climbing up to the moon

Saturday in the yard
They’ll bring you by
We’ll lay down on the grass
And watch as the sky closes in

I won’t be denied this time
‘Fore I go out of my mind over matters
Got my foot on the ladder
And I’m climbing up to the moon

P.S. You Rock My World

Video

Lyrics

I was at a funeral the day I realized
I wanted to spend my life with you
Sitting down on the steps at the old post office
The flag was flying at half mast
And I was thinking ’bout how
Everyone is dying
And maybe it’s time to live

I don’t know where we’re going
I don’t know what we’ll do

Walked in to the thrif-tee
Saw the man with the hollow eyes
Who didn’t give me all my change
But it didn’t bother me this time
‘Cause I know I’ve only got
This moment
And it’s good
I went to the gas station
Old woman honked her horn
Waiting for me to fix her car

I don’t know where we’re going
I don’t know what we’ll do

Laying in bed tonight I was thinking
And listening to all the dogs
And the sirens and the shots
And how a careful man tries
To dodge the bullets
While a happy man takes a walk

And maybe it’s time to live.

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