Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sad Songs Are Nature’s Onions (Pt. 6)

(This is part of a long series about sad songs and how they are nature’s onions.)


Abuse isn’t funny and neither is Travis’ song, from their 2003 album 12 Memories. “Re-Offender” is a rather uncomfortable tune about domestic violence, sang from the perspective of the victim. It‘s a heartbreaking thing to listen to. There‘s a desperate quality to the words that hint at even greater tragedy to come. For the Anton Corbijn-directed video, the song’s violence is turned inward.

Bonus! The video with band commentary:

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