Song of the Day: Seven Mary Three's 'Cumbersome'
Published: November 14, 2012 05:30PM
Updated: November 14, 2012 05:30PM

What ever happened to Seven Mary Three?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjNn4bbbgSw

I was listening to Pandora today and chose the playlist of 1990s alt-rock music, because I needed a break from listening to One Direction's album (since I will be reviewing the album in a week or so). I grew up in the 1990s, and it was fin to hear chestnuts from Pearl Jam, Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Semisonic, and so on.

Then "Cumbersome" came on, and I remembered that I had always loved the song. So much so that I remember buying the album when I was in the Academy and was a member of both Columbia House and BMG's music clubs, where you buy 12 CDs for 1 cent.

I don't remember much about the album, which means that I probably didn't enjoy it that much. That doesn't speak well for the album, because enjoyment options at CGA were extremely limited.

But the song is great in its pretentious way:

I'd like to believe I could reconcile the past
Resurrect those bridges with an ancient glance
But my old stone face can't seem to break her down
She remembers bridges, burns them to the ground.

There is a balance between two worlds
One with an arrow and a cross

What?