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Bright Flight


Download links and information about Bright Flight by Silver Jews. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 35:21 minutes.

Artist: Silver Jews
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 35:21
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No. Title Length
1. Slow Education 3:07
2. Room Games and Diamond Rain 4:34
3. Time Will Break the World 3:17
4. I Remember Me 5:32
5. Horseleg Swastikas 3:20
6. Transylvania Blues 3:03
7. Let's Not and Say We Did 2:59
8. Tennessee 4:10
9. Friday Night Fever 2:44
10. Death of an Heir of Sorrows 2:35



While Stephen Malkmus’ groovy guitar leads had assumed a starring role on American Water, this album returns the focus to Berman’s lyrics, which renew the craftsmanship of The Natural Bridge, his apex as a writer. Berman has said that Bright Flight was written at a time when his personal affairs were at a nadir, and his companions were “crooks and prostitutes.” The narrators of these songs are often preoccupied with doom, and the album's first half presents visions of imminent self-destruction. The opening of “Horseleg Swastikas” summarizes Berman’s state of being: “I'm drunk on a couch in Nashville / In a duplex near the reservoir / And every single thought feels like a punch in the face / I’m like a rabbit freezing on a star.” However, Berman also believes in the dual nature of life, and within its despondence Bright Flight records the glimmer of new love. Berman had recently met Cassie Marrett, who appears on the album and would soon become his wife and muse. Even as Berman looks downward, he can’t disguise his heart’s excitement on “I Remember Me,” “Tennessee,” and “Room Games and Diamond Rains.”