Oh Yeah


It’s a little bit meta, a song about how a song plays a part in a life. Roxy Music have a great number of songs that are smoothly designed to be, quite simply, somebody’s ‘that song’. The song that tugs gently at the heartstrings, that easily soundtracks any moment, that brings back memories and evokes feelings (even feelings you may never have had.) Roxy Music songs are soundtrack songs, and Bryan Ferry knows it. It’s his magic power. For me, this takes me back, when my teenage self felt false nostalgia for romance that I hadn’t yet experienced. As for my adult self, well, now I know that romance is a mirage conjured out of hormones and thin air, and it’s songs like this one that help keep the shimmer on the horizon. Well played, Ferry, you elegant bastard.

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