May 23, 2013

The intersection of Stereophonics and The Tragically Hip

So there I was, on the Toronto subway, listening to my iPod, when a song came on. It was "Violins and Tambourines" from the latest Stereophonics album Graffiti On The Train. And when I heard the lyric, I immediately thought of "Last of the Unplucked Gems" by The Tragically Hip from their 1991 album Road Apples.


"Violins and tambourines
This is what I think they mean
It's hard to say, it's sad but true
I'm kinda dumb and so are you

When the mystique varies thus
You can send a man to bury us
It's hard to say, it's sad but true
I'm kinda dumb and so are you

The last of the unplucked gems
The last of the unplucked gems
The last of the unplucked gems"




And here's the title track from Graffiti On The Train.

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