"His goal in life was to be an echo."
This line is, of course, pure genius - rich, creamy imagery surrounding a satisfying nougat with just the right amount of artsy fartsy. It reminds me of moi, frankly. Especially the nougat.
The rest of the song is just as good. In fact, when the song got to these words...
"Remember to remember me
Standing still in your past
Floating fast like a hummingbird"
...I realized that "Hummingbird" is one of The Five - my personal list of the five best songs ever written. As you might expect, this is not a permanent list. The collection varies, sometimes on whim. There was a dark day this summer, for instance, when "I Kissed a Girl" occupied all five spots. I don't like to talk about that day or my brief struggle with lesbianism.
As of today, though, The Five are as follows:
"Hummingbird" by Wilco
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" as covered by Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole A.K.A Bruddah Iz
"My Babe" by Little Walter
"Love Stinks" by the J. Geils Band
"Little Tornado" by Aimee Mann
As you can see, I'm feeling a little "sensitive" right now. BTW, If you've got a list of The Five, let me see 'em.