this should’ve been a hit. so good.

love this song… damon can do no wrong.


“The Universal”
Live at Reading, 2003

This song always gets me in the gut, and I’m not really sure why. I think it’s a good example of heavy irony being used in a way that amps up earnest emotion. It’s phony optimism that somehow, despite everything, goes full circle to earnest sentiment. The cynicism somehow gets purified by the schmaltz.

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