Song of the Day: Ooh Do I Love You - Cap’n Jazz
mud. muddy slush. slushy lawn. in the in between of the winter and spring and the lawn’s long gone. people walking. lotsa people walking over the life in the mud on the sidewalk under my crawl. mud bubbles pop and burst breath into the air. where’s the in between if everyone’s a me. (that there tree grew outta me.) people talking. lotsa people talking. i’m hurt. you’re hurt. my dad’s hurt and haven’t you learned everyone’s hurt. sure we’re all smiles seeing reptiles. birds in bars. we measure up each species in our heads. barely aware that we’re so scared we measure up each species in our heads. i can step on that li’l fucker’s jaw. i can snap him in half like a wishbone. and i think to myself (like i’m always thinking) i want everything and two of some of this shit. find my place in the apehouse. see myself in their eyes. my fingers on their feet. my possessive love somewhere in their embrace. my freedom’s limitations in their swinging and hollering. i’m singing. i’m hollering. i’m singing. i’m hollering. i’m always bothering.
I wanted to start a Song of the Day tag to share my favorite songs, have a place to listen to all of them and to keep me writing daily.
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Chances are I’m going to miss some days and some days I actually won’t write anything at all, but this song is really special to me, simply because Cap’n Jazz is super special to me. My number one favorite band, Titus Andronicus, always gives me something to relate to, something to think about, someone to make me feel like I’m not alone. However, Patrick and I are very similar and I get angry about a lot the same things he does; sometimes listening to Titus has the propensity to make me a lot more emotional than I already am. But Cap’n Jazz is nothing but good vibes. They feel like the color yellow; bright and loud and super enthusiastic. This of course isn’t the best Cap’n Jazz song, I have yet to figure out what I think that is, but I’ve been dancing around the house to this one all day. The best part is the break - I want everything or two of some of this shit- woo! So atmospheric, feels like I’m at a show everytime I hear it (I like to compound ‘everytime’, this is something I cannot and will not ever overcome.) The acoustic version reminds me of being in the backyard when I was little, and that’s what I really love about this song. The very tangible lyrics and the tone all kind of beg you to pay attention to details, as I feel most Cap’n Jazz songs accomplish, regardless of intent, but these lyrics really get to the heart of that idea and something a little more than that, which I think I’m still trying to figure out, but that may be part of it. They’re a very cerebral band and that’s what I’ve always loved and appreciated about them and what has put them right behind Titus in my Top 3 All Time Favorites.