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By Max Jacobson

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My baby teeth

May 24, 2023

Wye Oak’s Civilian is one of my favorite songs.

There’s a cinematic, epic yearning here, and it’s no surprise it’s been used in a ton of movies and TV shows.

I don’t need another friend

When most of them I can barely keep up with them

I’m perfectly able to hold my own hand

But I still can’t kiss my own neck

The studio version benefits from a driving drum beat and a ripping guitar solo to help build up its intensity, but this acoustic rendition doesn’t need them.

Jenn Wasner is the coolest. Outside of her work in Wye Oak, she’s also toured with Bon Iver and contributed to their most recent album I, I.

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