#songoftheday = Ezra Furman – “Ordinary Life”

“I’m sick of this record already,” begins “Ordinary Life,” a song roughly halfway through the album that is about, well, being sick of ordinary life. While he sings about losing the will to live in Boston, floating and waiting to die, the song isn’t intended to inspire suicides. Quite the opposite in fact, “Just because you’re sick of your ordinary life / Doesn’t mean you should bottle up and die,” he sings after recounting the history of his own depression. He’s stated that the song is inspired by transgender American author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist Kate Bornstein, whom he quotes as saying, “Do anything you have to do to make your life worth living, break the law, run away from home, destroy your possessions; just don’t be mean to people.” -text from our review of Ezra’s album Perpetual Motion People

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Published on Feb 9, 2016

‘Ordinary Life’ is taken from the 2015 album ‘Perpetual Motion People’, which is available to buy now!

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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