This post documents the day I feel in love with Mumford And Sons.
It was a blistering hot Monday in Dallas and I had spent most of my morning running errands. Instead of coming home to get some sewing done, I sat down with my laptop to do absolutely nothing. The interwebs were my first place to go to check out my pal Perez Hilton. All I had to read was the funny man quartet of Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Ed Helms, and Jason Bateman and I was sold. I didn’t even read the title of the post, the video was enough.
Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Ed Helms, and Jason Bateman took the cake with this video. The hilarity that ensued watching them portray this song in the manner they did was brilliant.
Sheer and utter brilliance!
As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but drift into the lyrics that were being sung.
So when your hope’s on fire
But you know your desire
Don’t hold a glass over the flame
Don’t let your heart grow cold
I will call you by name
I will share your road
But hold me fast, Hold me fast
‘Cause I’m a hopeless wanderer
It all changed. It dawned on me that I had indeed fallen under the spell of Mumford And Sons. For the first time, I truly took the time to listen one of their songs as it pulled me in closer and wrapped its tender arms around me.
You see, I am probably the only living person besides WareBear, who has not fully embraced Mumford And Sons. I’ve heard friends mention their lyrical genius in the story-telling of their songs, without an inkling to actually relish in the nature of it. I’ve fussed. I’ve refused. I’ve held out until this very day.
Until this video. Until this song.
I experienced an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement in Hopeless Wanderer. Mind blown.