A Sad, Lovely Anthem for the Borough of Brooklyn

09/30/2009 12:33 PM |

So, I was in the bar last night, and this song came on, with the following refrain: “Brooklyn, Brooklyn, take me in./Are you aware the shape I’m in./My hands they shake, my head it spins,/Oh Brooklyn, Brooklyn, take me in.”

The whole fucking bar got a bit quieter, a bit sadder, but in a weird way, too, just a little bit happier.

The song is called “I and Love and You” and it’s by the Avett Brothers. It’s really beautiful and you should take a moment to listen to it. (The video’s alright, I guess, but just try to imagine yourself hunched over a beer in a dark bar on an early fall night.)