The Avett Brothers
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Concord, North Carolina, United States
The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett, formed the group in 2000 after the breakup of the former rock band, Nemo, adding a third member, Bob Crawford. More recently, they have been joined by cellist Joe Kwon. The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, bluegrass, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the Washington Post as "post civil-war modern rock", or by other reviewers as "grungegrass".
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2 years ago
I felt it was about dying, about regret. Brooklyn is heaven, or peace, or calmness. Like letting go of the battle against a terminal illness, addiction, or even old age. In the song, he's looking back on regrets. "I used my words to fight... such a waste of time." He's also flashing back on his best memory, his wife or loved one. "That Woman she's got eyes that shine.... " like saying how amazing she is and the pain of leaving her behind but still knowing it's his time to go. And throughout the song, "the hardest words to say.... I and love and you." Maybe he just can't bare to say it because of regret, shame, or heartache.