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Broken Bells — The Mall & Misery
Album: Broken Bells
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 994









Released: 2010
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Use your intuition
It's all you've got
Keys are rare
There's a dozen locks
Standing your way
So goes the gold age
To your entire life

Digging for a way
You cast a spell
Carve a path from all the things they sell
But they don't let go
Just thought you should know
Keep them away

I know what I know
Would not fill a thimble
So let your mind go (let my mind go)
Straight down the runway
Does one want to
Get more used to?
The mall and misery (the mall and the misery)
The debt mounts it costs to be alive

Oh she lies half burning
From the biting cold
You're falling a lamb
What you've never been told
There's a real world
Somewhere a good girl
Lives and breathes

Part of her opened the callow mind
Audio has stolen the morning tide
There's a dark time
This is your dark life
Feel your heart

I know what I know
Would not fill a thimble
So let your mind go (let my mind go)
Straight down the runway
Does one want to
Get more used to?
The mall and misery (the mall and the misery)
The debt mounts it costs to be alive
Comments (21)add comment
 rebus wrote:
> ... The debt mounts, it costs to be ...

I always hear this line as "Deadmau5 accosted me", and wonder what did he do to them?  
Even looking at the actual lyrics, I can't unhear it.    
 
From the looks of this article, I'm sure Deadmau5 must have gotten in a fight with them at some point. Danger Mouse vs Deadmau5? I'd pay to watch that just on the name alone. Like a couple bucks, anyway.
fabulous!
I loved playing this at Nordstrom every week!
> ... The debt mounts, it costs to be ...

I always hear this line as "Deadmau5 accosted me", and wonder what did he do to them?  
Even looking at the actual lyrics, I can't unhear it.    
seemless segue from agnes obel. a great side project that is really the front runner. 
 twoplain2sea wrote:
Rabbit where did you put the keys

 
Ask Arby, he'll find them for you.
like it better than most Shins
Thought it was The Shins on first hearing...it makes sense.
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 markybx wrote:
Kinda bouncy {#Jump}

 
8>>>>9
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 Grammarcop wrote:
The Mall & Misery. Perfect song for all those Black Friday shopping fools.
 
Hmm, and here it is being played on Black Friday a year later.
Brian Burton and James Mercer decided to work together after meeting at the Roskilde Festival in 2004
This is a great album. Not quite at the level of After the Disco, but very good.
Kinda bouncy {#Jump}
 MJdub wrote:
I'm surprised this is rating under 7; it's one of my favorites from this album.  I'm glad it gets played as much as it does.

 
There is lots going on in this song.  

A fine example of post-prog?
Rabbit where did you put the keys
Fantastic guitar harmonics ringing and pinging on this one; hits so well after U2's Surrender mines the same blissful sonic plumb-lines!
I'm surprised this is rating under 7; it's one of my favorites from this album.  I'm glad it gets played as much as it does.
The Mall & Misery. Perfect song for all those Black Friday shopping fools. 
The jangly guitar reminds me of Gang of Four.