sun melting the fake smile away, i think you know--i'll be okay
after the little aside that was super tuesday, back to a man called e and his band called eels.
after losing his sister and mother in rapid succession, electro-shock blues served as therapy for e, as evidenced by the revelatory closing line of the album: "maybe it's time to live". after so much despair and hurt, the album ends on a positive note, and it was apparent that e was going to be okay, at least for the short term. but how could you really ever know how someone is going to come out the other side after shoveling such massive amounts of shit? the answer, of course, is you don't. and so for me there was a curiosity surrounding the follow-up to electro-shock blues--is he really okay?
the answer came quickly, as i'm sure e intended it to be, in the last stanza of the very first song, "grace kelly blues":
but me, i'm feeling pretty good as of nowdoes it get any more powerful than that?
i'm not so sure when i got here, or how
sun melting the fake smile away
i think, you know, i'll be okay
eels : "grace kelly blues"
from the lp daisies of the galaxy (dreamworks, 2000)