I started writing the songs for the second record as soon as I got to New York. Bride and Bridle, Sound of Coming Down, Stupid and Shapes all came pretty quickly as I lay on my bare mattress at 117th and 3rd in Spanish Harlem listening to car alarms in 110 degree heat. I love New York and was filled with joy.
Lyrics & credits for When I Pretend to Fall Jump to:Blue Diamonds | Scared Straight | Shapes | Cinnamon | Bride and Bridle | Blanket Hog | It’ll Be a Breeze | Stupid | Prom Night at Hater High | New Girl | The Sound of Coming Down | Nora BLUE DIAMONDS So you can… » More inside
As its cover art suggests, the second Long Winters record is like a tangled rainbow. Blasts of horn, swelling organs, and chiming guitars punctuate lyrics exploring hope and despair in equal measure, and which come in to focus more and more as life wears on. Featuring Cinnamon and Blue Diamonds. Released in May 2003.