Los Angeles, California, United States
AWOLNATION is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, and is the solo project of Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under The Influence of Giants and Hometown Hero. The Sail Songfacts reports that Bruno used to leave high school without saying goodbye to his friends because it was easier, so they used to nickname him 'Awol' (absence without leave). When Bruno decided to form his own band, he decided to name it after his high school moniker. The band is signed to Red Bull Records, and their first EP, Back From Earth, was released on iTunes on May 18, 2010. They have performed with Weezer and MGMT.
Thoughts on Songs with AWOLNATION
3 years ago
I believe the lyrics indicate that the subject had been in some sort of situation with 2 lovers. There is a realization that the 1st lover is the one for him and wants to move forward with the relationship while leaving the affair in the past. "Last night I fell apart, choked on my drunken heart." He seems to have had some sort of mental breakdown, or revealed the affair to his girlfriend under the influence of alcohol. This seems to be a consistent theme in this album. Almost a concept of some sort. Listening to the album through, its as if the subject falls in love while being with someone else, and is in conflict with himself, trying to make sense of it all. The next track, "Like people like plastic," explores the fakeness of people and is almost an admission that the love he felt for the other girl wasn't real. The last track on the album indicates that his girlfriend or wife left him, but he is confident she will come back to him.