The New Pornographers
November 30, -0001 in Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1996, The New Pornographers is the definition of indie rock. A blend of other successful indie acts, this one has become what Billboard describes as a "supergroup" due to the appearances of "Zumpano's Carl Newman, the Evaporators' John Collins, Destroyer's Dan Bejar, cartoonist/filmmaker Blaine Thurier, drummer Fisher Rose, and guest vocalist Neko Case". It would take them almost four years to record their first album, as each departed for other obligations before returning to the project. In 2000, they released the album and won great critical acclaim. Subsequent work has built their audience, and each album or track continues to earn praise as well as expand the fan base.
No matter how many times I listen to this song, it will still be hard to point out the one that has given up the most in this relationship. To me, they look over-bored and tired by trying to prove things to each other. Maybe this is why they repeat this "tell me where to be, I'll be there". They're not willing to struggle anymore. They're just want to fit in the perfect partner description of theirs and finish off with this.
Jumping of the canyon doesn't sound like the ideal case in general - unlike here. I guess here it's more about radically changing your life, taking the big leap, taking a great risk and break out of the things that keep you chained, in this case inspired by someone else, someone that breaks this rule of misery.