Tasting Blood.

Two posts in two weeks? Well, holy shit, I spoil you people…

If you don’t already know, I run a slightly-more-often updated Facebook Page for Get Your Melancholy On. Of course, you all already like it, don’t you?

One of the great things about that Page is that the people who like it also post music they like – and I’ve been shown a range of gems I’ve never heard of before through this. I’m working my way through them, and they’ll appear here in time, but one of the artists, and a particular song, just screamed at me.

Not literally. That’d be weird.

theboywhotrappedthesun

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, or Colin MacLeod as he’s known to his friends, is 27 years old, from the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland, and to be frank, sounds like Snow Patrol.

However, this is definitely not a bad thing – off his 2010 album “Fireplace”, I give you “Copper Down” – a beautiful, sad piece of work.

Starting with a simple plucked guitar, MacLeod’s Gary Lightbody-esque voice flows. Over the course of almost 4 and a half minutes, instruments layer and layer, and the song becomes more anthemic, with the drum tattoo and choral work at 2:54 of particular note.

The lyrics themselves are simple, but damningly effective – a tale of endings and of regret, with a set of slightly differing choruses which might just find their way under your skin.

In life, in love, there’s been a few times I’ve tasted copper in my mouth.

I hope it’s all worth it, in the end.

This ship’s gone and run its course
Through a tired lack of force
And all that matters branded on your arm
So you don’t forget how we first met

Suddenly I have this feeling
Tasting copper in my mouth
I look to watch the clouds for my last breath

When you grow into your skin
I’ll be the hope joining the walls
And all the scraps of world joined at the hand
Are there to hold you in our secret plans

Suddenly I have this feeling
Tasting copper in my mouth
I look to watch the clouds for comfort
Fill in the blanks

Suddenly I hate this feeling
Tasting copper in my mouth
I look to watch the clouds for comfort
I hope I don’t let anyone die
Fill in the blanks

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun – Copper Down

www: The Boy’s Facebook Page, Twitter, and MySpace.

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