Music Monday: “April Fool” by Manchester Orchestra

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “April Fool”
Artist: Manchester Orchestra
Album: Simple Math (2011)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
I was born an April fool
Full of gold to a brothel
It saved all my sins

I don’t care if you and I
Are naked, bare and wrapped up in the sun
All I need is one, one, one, …

[Chorus]
I don’t know where I’ve been, what I’ve done/
I am the once, now irreplaceable son
I’m the Antichrist in your bones
I’ve come around this time to let you suck from my soul
And let me go

[Verse 2]
And by that time, those blinking lights
Controlled my sight and blinded me in spite
And I waited here for you

I don’t care to salvage prayer
But a dent so big comes once a few years
And again I’m left to wait for you

[Chorus 2]
And I don’t know where I was going
I tried to break you down for everyone’s knowing

Crying, let me go back to my failure
And come around this time to stop and finally let go
Let me go

[Bridge]
The leaves are dead, but I am here
And waiting on another good year
I hope we don’t lose it all here

I tried once, I tried twice and I’m done
I am the once, and irreplaceable son
I’ve got that rock, and that roll
I’ve come around this time to set fire to your bones

[Chorus 3]
I tried once, I tried twice, I’m done
I am the once and finally replaceable son
I’ve got that rock, and that roll
I’ve come around this time to set fire to your homes
And let you go

[Verse 3]
I don’t care, so gouge my eyes
I’ll spend the rest of my entire life blind
A consequence to you

And I don’t care if you and I
Will take the rest of our entire lives
I’m patient here for you

From Manchester Orchestra’s third album, Simple Math, “April Fool” showcases the hard-rock capabilities of the band. With distorted guitars, Hull’s dynamic vocals, and a grooving rhythm section, the song is a catchy favorite of many fans. I can’t speak much to the meaning of the lyrics, but I do know that the album is conceptual and deals with creativity and artistry, so read into that what you will. Given the name of this song, I thought it would be a fitting tune for the first day of April, which happened to line up perfectly with Music Monday.

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My copy of Simple Math; released in 2011.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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