The Avett Brothers
Concord, North Carolina, United States
The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band out of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The members are brothers Scott and Seth Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon, plus additional touring musicians. After the release of the EP The Avett Bros. in 2000, the group released its first full-length album, Country Was, plus a live album, Live at the Double Door Inn in 2002. Their 2007 album Emotionalism debuted at number 134 on the Billboard 200. In May of that year, just as the album was set to be released, The Avett Brothers made their first appearance on national television, performing “Paranoia in B-Flat Major” on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
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.