The Low Anthem’s album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, came out in 2009 (2008, if you count the album’s self-release), but I’ve only recently discovered it, and now I’m wondering how I managed to miss out on this album for almost a year. This is “Charlie Darwin”, the track which kicks off the whole album, which is sad and gorgeous and haunting.
And who could heed the words of Charlie Darwin
The lords of war just profit from decay
And trade their children’s promise for the jingle
The way we trade our hard earned time for pay