Listen to this; Pete Yorn – For Nancy (cos it already is)

Musicforthemoningafter was Pete Yorn’s debut album and it was released on 2001.  This album is on my top 10 all-time favorite list of records and the song “For Nancy (cos it already is) is one of my favorite tracks. I listen to this album a lot and I always have to play “For Nancy” and “June” more than once; specially if I’m driving. 

A couple of weeks ago I ran into a comment somebody made about the story behind this song; 

” the title doesn’t really have anything to do with the song.   Pete Yorn told it this way at a concert — he was in california and he bought a used guitar, brought it home and wrote this song in about four minutes. afterwards, he said he noticed two things about the guitar. First, the neck had been cracked in half and glued back together, which meant the guitar store had screwed him. Two, on the back of the guitar someone had written “Nancy”. As he put it “somewhere out there is a chick named Nancy who broke her guitar — this one’s for you”

Some people like this song because for them, this song is uplifting; “Convince yourself that everything is alright, ‘Cos it already is”.  To me it is the opposite, this song is full of sarcasm, but I guess the beauty of this song relies in the fact that  it can be interpreted in many ways.



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