My 47th Favorite Song

is:

“We Used to Vacation” by Cold War Kids

This barn-burner of a tale by Cold War Kids tells the story of an alcoholic father and husband whose family has been silently putting up with his slow slide into addiction, including a recent “accident”, which is not detailed but which “had everyone a little shook up”.  The title—which is not said in the song—gives a sly indication of the financial fallout from the man’s addiction.  So of course, being about the disease (I really don’t know where I fall on the disease debate) I have, and from a band I love, it’s always been a special song to me.  It helps that it is really badass.

One Response to “My 47th Favorite Song”

  1. I always love the stories that Cold War Kids tell in their songs. This one is no different.

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