01. little brother - grizzly bear
i would call and call for him, but it was always barron who finally came
wide-eyed and up in arms, my little brother was a solemn one // he always had his quiet corner
02. black mirror - arcade fire
one time i thought i turned an ant into a stick until barron told me he’d switched them to mess with me
the black mirror knows no reflection // it knows not pride or vanity // it cares not about your dreams // it cares not for your pyramid schemes // their names are never spoken // the curse is never broken
03. he doesn’t know why - fleet foxes
"notebook will tell you what you forgot," "keys on hook," "pay bills in cash," "you are barron sharpe," "phone in jacket."
penniless and tired with your hair grown long // i was looking at you there and your face looked wrong // memory is a fickle siren song // i didn’t understand
04. beguiled - splashdown
he’s the memory worker
hear that hissing? // what a soothing sound my tongue makes // as i wait to watch you fall from grace // meanwhile … // beguiled i’ve wiled you laughing
05. call them brothers - regina spektor (feat. only son)
how much of my life has been reimagined by barron?
that’s it, it’s split—it won’t recover // just frame the halves and call them brothers // find their fathers and their mothers // if you remember who they are
06. all in the mind - oasis
i filled the space with the relationship i wished we had
in the end we’ll leave it all behind // because the life i think i’m trying to find // is probably all in my mind
07. enoch 18:14 - the mountain goats
it makes you a different person, to not have a past. it eats away at who you are, until what’s left is all construct, all artifice.
remember my old home, haven’t forgotten yet // what happens on the day when i forget // you and your brother // you both escaped the curse // so you can’t comprehend what it’s like
08. past in present - feist
i don’t know who the good guys are anymore
the scarlet letter isn’t black // gotta know who’s got your back // because they’re right in front of you // because they’re telling you the truth
09. godless brother in love - iron & wine
"this is daneca wasserman. she is your girlfriend and you love her."
godless brother // as far as i can tell // and i won’t compensate the blight // she looks lovely // as lightning all // but what the hell // her big kids all run down the road // with no memories at all
10. i’m your villain - franz ferdinand
"i’m going to be so corrupt that i’ll be a legend down in carney"
if i could love i’d love you // if i could love like anybody else // i know what i am // i’m your villain