An Ode for Collide With The Sky:
A Rhymed Track-by-Track Look Pierce The Veil's New Album "Collide With The Sky"
If you follow my blog then odds are you've read
A love note I wrote sometime near last year's end
I professed my love, without shame, without fail
I could only speak highly of Pierce The Veil
And now that they have a new record in stores
I've written a poem that by rhyme will explore
My thoughts on each track of Collide With The Sky
A disc worth five stars - a straight arrow bullseye
Track One is a message from the band to you
Short, to the point, total seconds: eighty-two
"Hello! We're Pierce The Veil and we'd like to know
Are you ready!? Ready to get up and go?!"
Track Two is the answer: "You don't have a choice.
Get up! On your feet! It's time to lose your voice!"
Alone, in a crowd, wherever you're stationed
This song's a jam - four minute liberation
A testament to their musical talents
Their gusto and, of course, their great endurance
The guys: they're too good, this song so ambitious
Seeing this live is now one of my wishes
Track Three is written about Vic's ex-girlfriend
Who overcame cancer, her wounds they did mend
Now immortalized in A Match In Water
Hundreds of thousands sing along about her
Track Four, oh if I were a King For A Day
I'd declare: by this song, my kingdom is saved
It awakens the body, also the mind
One wonders "won't you push me for the last time?"
I cannot sit still, I cannot even rest
The band brings it all, as does their special guest
Thank you Kellin and co. for the divine tune
And for bringing your A-game to the Warped Tour
Track Five, you poor thing, I must apologize
I had Four on repeat for so long you'd cry
But now that you're on I hear you loud and clear
You sound oh so sexy and oh so sincere
Track Six, while slower than the previous five
Is still a dece track to keep the crowd alive
Like The Balcony Scene then Bulletproof Love
Props And Mayhem fits the album like a glove
And what is the deal? I'm only halfway through?
There's still six tracks to go, all shiny and new
And you know once I get to the very end
The only thing to do is begin again
Track Seven, another to feature a guest
And once again, Vic, you genius, you're the best
You found a voice that sounds perfect in tandem
With Jason this has to appease your fandom
Track Eight starts, I don't want the intro to stop
The first eighteen seconds are too good to top
But the first verse kicks in, the song takes its stride
This record is too good and my palms collide
Track Nine, The First Punch, what a suitable name
Let's open the crowd, now's no time to be tame
I'm a lady, but I'll bring it to the pit
'Round in circles we'll go - the band never quits
Your body is free to move as you may please
Personally I like to get on my knees
And thank God for Mike, Jaime, Tony, and Vic
The Fearless band with their rad Mexicore hits
Track Ten thanks so much for joining the party
By now I've lost all trace of my dignity
If you came for critique you won't see it here
Each track is stellar and each one I revere
Track Eleven chorus: you said it, not I
Please repeat: "Oh my God, this is paradise."
And you took a cliche, inspired this girl
When you turned the phrase "I'm gonna change the world"
The way the songs flow through you, then into me
Is more than a gift, I think it's a blessing
How do you master the stringing together
Of such sublime music? The cleverest words?
Track Twelve, I'm quite sorry that it took so long
For us to get to you, the very last song
But like all good endings, you're well worth the wait!
A beautiful kiss at the end of a date.
Collide With The Sky, you are raising the bar
For a band that has already come so far
If you haven't yet got it, buy it up quick
This album is brilliant, a number one pick
Rhyming aside, this album is legitimately INCREDIBLE. Pierce The Veil has once again outdone themselves and I am proud to say that I am a fan.