Music Monday: Weight Ghost

17 Jan

Okay, I LOVE songs that make me think. You know, you listen to the lyrics, think you know what the song is about, but really aren’t sure. There’s enough ambiguity that you maybe end up interpreting the song according to your own life and your own experiences or you pick up on a certain word or phrase the fifteenth time you’ve listened to it and it changes your opinion completely.

Halifax band Wintersleep’s song Weighty Ghost is one of my favorite tunes, despite the fact I’m not really sure what the song is about. The hubs and I can spend HOURS discussing this song. I think maybe it’s about someone who was so ambivalent about life, maybe even a bit depress, that it’s no big deal when they die, because they had been living life like they were dead anyway. The hubs thinks it has something to do with the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Regardless of what the song is about, it’s a beautiful tune and a wonderfully creepy video.

Oops! Apparently you folks in the States can see the video. Here’s a live version of the song.

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3 Responses to “Music Monday: Weight Ghost”

  1. slpmartin January 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Sorry to say video is block in the States…but like music that makes we think also.

    • lavenderlines January 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

      Sorry about that! I added a link to them performing the song live. Hopefully you can see it. 🙂

  2. LR January 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    This band use to come to my University (in Nova Scotia) all the time – they are SO good! This song is featured in the indie movie “One Week” with Josh Jackson – if you haven’t watched it, you totally should – it’s so good!

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