the child grows enormous but never grows up
Dirty Projectors - Impregnable Question
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A song concerned with the logical & alternative-explanation-less possibility of “being in like”: wherein C, eventual (but not sequential) fulfillment of B, maintains a relation to B that cannot be accounted for by either (1) B as C’s direct causal factor, or (2) C and B sharing a common causal ancestor, A. The question’s romance, as it goes, resides in its refusal to ask crooked— a sort of pre-love gone post-modern by way of indie rock’s dream. “I want you in my life”: the thinking lyric’s “Don’t die.” Dumb, perfect, pop’s story retold: the proposition that all answers can be stored in worse answers, complete.

Felt properly doomed hearing this for the first time at music hall last week.