WORDS IN ACTION
There are enough good moments to push aside any real doubts about their albums merits, in particular I Miss You. The song's lyrics ring with a sense of frustration and brutal honesty..."You go back to your homeland, like some kind of ancient rite/ What a way to go." Burnt by the fire of love, eh, Brendan?
"Yeah," he replies. "It's about missing a lot of things. It's about missing the girl that dumps you. It's about not being 18 anymore, about not having any money."
And, finally, sounding like a man who wouldn't self-delude himself, he says, "This album pretty much turned out the way I hoped it would."