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Members of Grizzly Bear have annotated their lyrics on Genius

Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen join Rick Rubin, who posted last week.

Two members of Grizzly Bear are the latest artists to have visited Genius.com and annotate lyrics to their tracks. Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen have followed producer Rick Rubin in taking to the website to provide insights and inspiration on tracks albums such as ‘Shields’, ‘Veckatimest’, and ‘Yellow House’.

Droste has been the more prolific of the two members, adding comments to ‘Colarado’, ‘Gun Shy’, ‘All We Ask’, ’Speak In Rounds’, ‘Half Gate’, ‘Fix It’, ‘Alligator’, ‘Ready, Able’, ‘Yet Again’, ’Two Weeks’, and ‘Knife’. He posted the following about ‘Knife’:

“It is me being the asshole. I am talking about lying straight to your face, looking in your eyes, lying, cheating, and then stabbing you in the back. People say, ‘It’s such a romantic song.’ It’s not, really, but I welcome that interpretation.”

Daniel Rossen has provided explanations for ‘Sleeping Ute’, ‘On A Neck, On A Spit’, ‘While You Wait For The Others’, ‘A Simple Answer’ and ‘Half Gate’. About ‘Sleeping Ute’, Rossen said:

“‘Sleeping Ute’ is the name of a mountain…The song’s not about the Sleeping Ute mountain itself. This song is about restlessness and escape dreams, and the desire to disappear into a landscape. I’ve spent a lot of my life in a transitory state of one kind or another, rarely committing to a single home or sense of place.”

Read more of Ed Droste’s annotations here and Daniel Rossen’s here. Watch the video for ‘Two Weeks’ below.

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