The sun hits the back of my neck
Through a crack in the windowshade
I blow it off, I blow it off

'Cause I keep outside
In the ears and eyes
Of friends I've never made
So I blow it off, I blow it off

There's nothing to say
That couldn't just as well be sent
I've got an American share
Of 21st century stress

Your trouble vibrates the table
Interrupts my reverie
I blow it off, I blow it off

'Cause if it's that bad
It ain't getting better
Face to face with me
So I blow it off, I blow it off

There's nothing to say
That couldn't just as well be sent
I've got an American share
Of 21st century stress

Just go ahead
Bloody up your knuckles
Knocking at my door
I'll blow 'em off, I'll blow 'em off

'Cause there's nothing to say
That couldn't just as well be sent
We've all got an American share
Of 21st century stress

See the oceans rising
Leaves the nations crying
At heaven's door
I blew it off, I blew it off


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    General CommentThis is my first post. I have discovered Punch Brothers. What a great sound - and "I Blew It Off" is superb! Excellent composition - a pop-like feel, very '60's sound, Beatle-esque harmonies. And a commentary for our times. I can't get it outta my head (guess that's why it was a single.) It's about world-weariness and in our ocean of information and the paradoxical loss of identity in our culture saturated with high-tech and low touch. A heck of a lot to say so in so catchy a way in just over 3 minutes.
    TheWizzardon March 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is my first post. I have discovered Punch Brothers. What a great sound - and "I Blew It Off" is superb! Excellent composition - a pop-like feel, very '60's sound, Beatle-esque harmonies. And a commentary for our times. I can't get it outta my head (guess that's why it was a single.) It's about world-weariness and in our ocean of information and the paradoxical loss of identity in our culture saturated with high-tech and low touch. A heck of a lot to say so in so catchy a way in just over 3 minutes.
    TheWizzardon March 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is my first post. I have discovered Punch Brothers. What a great sound - and "I Blew It Off" is superb! Excellent composition - a pop-like feel, very '60's sound, Beatle-esque harmonies. And a commentary for our times. I can't get it outta my head (guess that's why it was a single.) It's about world-weariness and in our ocean of information and the paradoxical loss of identity in our culture saturated with high-tech and low touch. A heck of a lot to say so in so catchy a way in just over 3 minutes.
    TheWizzardon March 27, 2015   Link

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