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Music Downloads - "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra

"Top Notch"
by Manchester Orchestra
release date: September 16, 2014
www.themanchesterorchestra.com









Atlanta, Georgia, baby! Look at the southern boys coming out with these dual albums "Cope" and "Hope,"showing two sides of themselves.  If you like the alternative rock sound, then you'll love the "Cope" version.  Or if you like more acoustic sound, then "Hope" is for you. Lucky for me, I love both. They are essentially the same album from two different styles.  According to Wikipedia, "Hope which was a re-imagining of "Cope" the album they released from earlier that year and feature stripped down and more emotionally driven versions of the songs from that album."

The lyrics...wow, it's a sad sad story.  Though I haven't been able to find an interview from the band divulging it's meaning, the song is pretty forthright about a terrible tragic event.

Manchester Orchestra is signed with an independent label, Favorite Gentlemen's Recordings, that's distributed through Sony Music, soooo not sure if that negates the whole indie thing but I really don't care. :)



Here's the "Cope" version and music video.  It gives you a clearer picture of what the song is about.  Tragic.


Lyrics "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra*

There's two twin deaf kids and they've gotta make
An ungodly decision
They decide which one gets to leave this place
And which one will forsake it, to make it

So, the first kid says in his temporal tone
I don't think there's a way to resolve this
We should wrap up these towels round our blisters and bones
Wait it out in the closet

His brother looks him up and down and prophesies
How all of this should end
He said they're buried underneath the yard
And no one ever listens or visits

All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it

Did it really matter how it happened in the end?
'Cause when it happened, you react to it the sad pathetic wins
You try to wash it out but that's a stain that won't dissolve
And we all believed in ghosts until you walked into the wall

So give up.
So give up.
So give up.

All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it
All that I know, it's no way to fix it


*Lyrics not from artist. Could contain errors. (Read: Definitely contains errors.)

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