"Aaron And Maria" as written by and Andrew Kenny....
Aaron and Maria ran
From the Northwest coast to the city and
Now they reside out in Brooklyn Heights
Where the rich kids hide and the years go by
Aaron writes but they both survive
'Cause Maria waits on library lines
And Aaron sighs, "If the TV's right
You put your hat on tight or catch a death outside"
We're living off some modest trust
From daddy 'fore his oil went bust
And loving you is just enough
'Cause no one gives a fuck about us
Understand it's the way I am
When we argue and break the hearts we have
We only fight 'cause you love me right
And when we lay at night I feel a kick inside
We're living off some modest trust
From daddy 'fore his oil went bust
And loving you is just enough
'Cause no one gives a fuck about us

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"Aaron and Maria" as written by Andrew Kenny

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    General CommentI really like this song because of its play on upper-middle-class values. this song, to me, centers on the aftermath of maria's pregnancy. aaron and maria flee their affluent california lifestyle and still believe an independent life means doing what you like while daddy foots the bill. they struggle to cope with a coming child and a scared marriage in a city full of people just like them.
    rocketoon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti jsut heard about this band not too long ago, through the Home V ep by ben gibbard and American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny... really good stuff...
    starslighton April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love AmAnSet!! When you hear "when we lay at night, feel a kick inside," do you interpret that as Maria being pregnant with a baby that's kicking, or the love they have making a "kick" of emotion? I can't decide but i think i like the kick of emotion interpretation more.

    Home Vol 5 is GREAT. I searched for Andrew Kenny and didn't find anything, maybe i'll contribute some lyrics.
    partayattaylorson February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsimply cool!!
    lathyruson June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of scares me.

    the people at my school named Aaron and Maria have dated twice and it's rather scary finding this song because I'm sure that they'll start going out again. weeeiiiirrrd.
    fineXthighXhighon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKind of a poppy slowcore song, but I love it!
    avs2006on July 31, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is such a profoundly amazing song. I can just picture riding in a car with the windows down, the sun setting on the orange horizon...warm air brushing faces.
    It seems fairly clear that this song outlines the life of a young couple, possibly running to escape some horrible persecution on the west coast, to where they "hide" in NY and just barely make a living. They realize that times are difficult but commit to each other based on the love they feel. No one gives a fuck about them, but they continue on because they have each other...
    absolutely beautiful. I can't believe no one else posts under these guys!!
    WhiteTideon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthey came to brooklyn because they had artistic aspirations and thought it would be cool, that they were better than everything else. but as we know, it's where the rich kids hide and the years go by.
    but it's hard and stagnant. so they live off of this trust, the wealth that once generated it now dried up -- so even their original class is now irrelevant. they're just like anyone else, only less cared for.
    and they're scared but they only fight because they love each other, or at least that's what they hope. and there's this pregnancy to worry about.
    and so it goes. and no one gives a fuck.
    Salty Kevinon October 27, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDefinitely agree with the whole disillusioned upper-middle class couple with a coming child. I think the coolest part of this song though is how well it flows despite the fact that it is in free verse. There aren't even really any internal rhymes...it just works because of where they place the accents (I capitalized the accented vowels):
    "Now they resIde out in Brooklyn HeIghts
    Where the rich kids hIde and the years go bY"
    Cool stuff. Also [now this is a big stretch, but I think it adds to the aesthetic of the song, whether it was intentional or not (I'm guessing it probably wasn't)] this structure almost parallels the narrative in this song. These kids are lost in their own story and they are able to keep it together because of their relationship; similarly the song really shouldn't sound as fluid as it does except for these happenstance syllabic relationships.
    slacker7667on March 30, 2009   Link

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