"A Good Sadness" as written by and Ben Goldwasser Andrew Vanwyngarden....
I can still hear the reflections in the air
Feeding time
Either hemisphere if it's summer there
Seeking you, taking a dive,
Streets realigned
Ooh ooh ooh
Stored in my mind

All I could do not to steal
All the fun in the world
From your little heart
And now I owe it back to you
But it's hard to catch it and let it go,
Find excuses to burn right through the grief
And to melt, to melt, to melt
Oh my poor memories

Down to a trace
'Til you forget that I'm alive
And you feel it's all right
Ooh I'm sure you'll be fine
Tune it out and I'm sure you'll be fine
Doing well
Finding an excuse
Shutting down soon (Over my eyes)
Lost the recall

No line
Disprove
Mean time
Desperate
Confide
Inrush
Disprove
Mean time
Inrush
No line
Desperate
Confide
Inrush
Disprove
No line
Inrush
No line


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"A Good Sadness" as written by Benjamin Nicholas Huner Goldwasser Andrew Wells Vanwyngarden

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    My InterpretationThis song might be about a girl, or potential lover, actually. The writer (either Andrew or Ben) is being nostalgic about memories he has with another person.

    "I can still hear the reflections in the air
    Feeding time
    Either hemisphere if it's summer there
    Seeking you, taking a dive,
    Streets realigned
    Ooh ooh ooh
    Stored in my mind"

    This part is about walking through a neighborhood. He is remembering hearing 'reflections in the air' during summer when he'd walk somewhere and find where the other person was swimming. He knows those streets and that neighborhood well though and is envisioning them in his mind, as they are stored there forever.

    "All I could do not to steal
    All the fun in the world
    From your little heart
    And now I owe it back to you"

    The writer is saying that he tried all he could do to not 'steal all the fun in the world' from this person's heart, but by leaving them or breaking up, he did. And now he feels he owes it back to them.

    "But it's hard to catch it and let it go,
    Find excuses to burn right through the grief
    And to melt, to melt, to melt
    Oh my poor memories"

    He feels like it's hard to get rid of someone's heart when you've already caught it. You don't want to let that person go. He finds excuses about the relationship to get over being sad about it. He's burning his memories.

    "Down to a trace
    'Til you forget that I'm alive
    And you feel it's all right
    Ooh I'm sure you'll be fine
    Tune it out and I'm sure you'll be fine"

    He feels she will forget about him by burning her own memories with him til she forgets he's even alive. And he knows she'll be fine in the end if she just tunes it out.

    "Doing well
    Finding an excuse
    Shutting down soon (Over my eyes)
    Lost the recall"

    Again, by forgetting and finding excuses, she will just shut all her memories down soon and lose the ability to recall him.
    Bearstronautson November 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think my favorite from the new album.
    Taking an absolute stab at it but could it be about a lost love who has moved to another part of the world (Either hemisphere)
    Pauperon September 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSummertime, I know its your time to regain love. Who will you rush into? It's that time of year again, wherever you are. But, I know the game and chose not to do the same, and take away from you, like you took away from me....
    millyanoon September 19, 2013   Link
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    General Comment'A good sadness', I think, is the kind of comforting melancholy you can wallow in nicely.
    Crane42on June 21, 2014   Link

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