I think this is a no-brainer to anyone that's ever heard it. The hooks in this song jerk around like a rollercoaster and send you screaming, plummeting in the thrilling depths of Jeff Mangum's melancholy. I just pitched a story about Jeff Mangum that got not-quite-rejected by a magazine I like, so I am in high NMH obsession mode today. I mean, look at these lyrics, and imagine them issuing from the fevered mind of a shy sensitive boy who was about to become completely famous and as a result would go into hiding. All that love tangled with death, the whole of goddamn WWII squeezed into a metaphor for his own broken heart. I don't know why I'm all caught up on lyrics lately, because usually it's the sound of a song that gets me. Maybe because lyrics just don't make much sense anymore, any half-baked imagery will do - so when something is atom bomb huge, it tears me up. Watch!