Going For A Song: ‘Slow Education’

Silver Jews – Slow Education

When God was young / He made the wind and the sun / And since then it’s been a slow education / And you’ve got that one idea again / The one about dying

I loved the Silver Jews. ‘Slow Education’ is the first song on the first album – Bright Flight (2001) – I ever heard of theirs. So enamoured of the band was I, I stuck a review of the album, which I had cut out of a music magazine, onto my bedroom wall like a soldier, posted overseas, would do to a photo of his sweetheart back home.

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