We’re all monsters, living in a dream

As you may be aware, Halloween is coming up. I’ve never been a big Halloween fan (for some reason, this baffles people, their reasoning being that because I’m a Tim Burton fan “you MUST love Halloween”. Um, yeah, those two things don’t actually go hand in hand). I like certain aspects of Halloween, sure, but it’s not the BEST. HOLIDAY. EVER. (that honour goes to Christmas).

In any case, you know what’s a great leading-up-to-Halloween song? “Forever Halloween” by The Maine (actually the entire album – 2013’s Forever Halloween – is excellent, but let’s focus on the title track for now):

It took a while for this song to grow on me: it’s the last song on the album, and it’s slower than most of the other tracks. It’s still not my favourite, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. It has wonderful, sometimes profound, lyrics…then again, I challenge you to find a song from The Maine’s recent catalogue that doesn’t.

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about:

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