Music Monday: “Nesting Dolls” by Circa Survive

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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: “Nesting Dolls”
Artist: Circa Survive
Album: Descensus (2014)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

You shouldn’t stay, we’ll never change
And I can’t recognize you at all
Nothing’s the same
It’s all been arranged in a way keeping me out of it

I don’t want to feel like this
Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again
I don’t want to feel like this
Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again

When we were young and everything’s magical
Then it all disappeared
I wasn’t sure but you were persistent
And I was so drawn to it

I don’t want to feel like this
Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again
I don’t want to feel like this
Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again

You shouldn’t stay, we’ll never change
And I can’t recognize you at all

Circa Survive is known for their unique sound, and this can either be a good or bad thing depending on the listener. Their 2014  album, Descensus, includes a lot of songs that follow their usual patterns, as well as a couple that don’t; “Nesting Dolls” is one that doesn’t. Echoing, chiming guitars and Anthony Green’s harmonized vocals lull the listener into a song that is as beautiful as it is mesmerizing. Evocative of its title, the repetition in the guitar lines and lyrics bring to mind Russian nesting dolls stacking, one inside another. There are small changes, adding instrumentation and taking on a post-rock vibe after Green’s last refrain of “And I can’t recognize you at all”. This is a song that hypnotizes me and helps me relax; it is a welcome break from some of their more abrasive songs on the album. Despite the lyric’s insistence, you will want to feel this way “Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever again.”

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My double vinyl copy of Descensus; released in 2014.

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

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